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Skoda Looks to Make Electric Vehicles in India: ET

Automaker will, however, make its EV debut in India initially via imports of its green SUV Enyaq

The logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is seen on a rim cap in a showroom of a Volkswagen car dealer in Brussels
Volkswagen has lagged behind local competitors and Tesla in China and faces heavy investor pressure to boost EV sales in the country. Photo: Reuters


Skoda Auto plans to make electric cars in India, the Economic Times quoted global chairman Thomas Schaefer as saying on Friday.

The automaker will, however, make its EV debut in the country via imports initially, with the launch of its green SUV Enyaq, Schaefer said.vSkoda’s EV plans comes at a time when local carmakers – Tata Motors, Mahindra and Mahindra, and Korea’s Hyundai-Kia – accelerate their shift to green vehicles in India.

Skoda Auto has been given the charge of leading the $1.07 billion (Rs 8,000-crore) worth of Indian investments by European auto major Volkswagen between 2019 and 2021.

Read the full report: The Economic Times


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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.


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