Skoda plans to build three electric cars based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform in the Czech Republic within the next four years, including a small, affordable model. Skoda’s flagship MEB electric car will be based on the Vision IV coupe crossover concept revealed at the Geneva auto show earlier this month. It will be joined by a second car based on the same concept, Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier told journalists at the brand’s annual results conference on Wednesday.
The second vehicle is expected to be a more conventional SUV and will be built at Skoda’s Mlada Boleslav plant alongside the flagship model, which starts production in the second half of 2020 ahead of its market launch in early 2021. Both vehicles will be built on the same line as the Skoda Octavia compact car. A third, more affordable electric car will be built at Skoda’s Kvasiny plant and will form part of a new “MEB entry family” of cars announced by the VW Group at its annual press conference earlier this month.