Skoda’s electric car sales up 41% from last year’s Q2 results

  • Skoda sold 31,300 Enyaq iVs in the first half of 2023, up 41% from the same period last year.
  • With another six EV models joining the Skoda range, Skoda can expect a strong increase in EV sales in the coming years.
  • Skoda also confirmed that the compact Elroq electric SUV will be unveiled in 2024.

Skoda’s electric car transition is only just getting started

In Skoda’s second-quarter financial results, the company revealed that the company delivered 31,300 electric vehicles in the first half of 2023. This is an impressive increase of 41%, compared to the 22,200 EVs delivered in the same half of 2022. The rise shows clear demand from the buying public for good value, reliable EVs, as we get closer to new internal combustion engine (ICE) car bans around the world.

For both years, the sales figure came solely from its one electric car available – the Enyaq iV, available in both SUV and coupe form. It previously axed the Citigo iV, one of the cheapest electric cars you could buy, back in 2020. Skoda’s offering of just one EV model stands in contradiction to the planned 2030 and 2035 ICE bans across the UK and the European Union.

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Future figures

This lack of options is all set to change, however. The financial results also gave an update on the electric-only Skoda Elroq, which is now set to be unveiled in 2024.

This is a more compact SUV, which will go head-to-head against models such as the Volvo EX30. Judging by the Enyaq iV’s current starting price, we can expect Skoda to target a price for the Elroq around the £30,000 mark.

There are another five electric offerings on the way, though the exact details of these models have not yet been laid out by the Czech manufacturer. However, we can expect one to be based around Volkswagen’s ultra-compact ID. 2 all concept – a suitable replacement for the Citigo iV which was highly rated.

All of this points to greatly improving sales figures for Skoda’s EV range over the next couple of years. However, with Chinese EV manufacturers gaining significant market share in Europe, Skoda will need to ensure it pulls out all the stops to remain true to its value for money ethos.

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