Sustainability at the heart of the next level of SKOAD’s 2030 strategy​

​Skoda have made sustainability a priority of its next level as part of their 2030 SKODA strategy. Where Skoda have set themselves a high-reaching target to reduce their carbon footprint drastically across the entire value chain. Volkswagen Group became the first automotive company in the world to meet the reporting requirements of the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan and the EU Taxonomy, this was achieved in a large part due to previous years of SKODA AUTO’s investment into sustainability along with comprehensive, transparent communications on the topics of environment, social affairs, governance and Finance. 

Expanding electromobility

By 2026 three new all-electric models will be launched from Skoda with additional models in the works to be released later down the line. Where SKODA AUTO aim to increase the all-electric share of its European sales to over 70% by 2030, whilst also aiming to reduce the co2 emissions of their fleet by over 50%.

Decarbonising production

In an effort to Decarbonise production Skoda are actively looking into renewable energy to manufacture vehicles, and as a result significantly reducing their co2 emissions in production. As a result of these efforts all three Czech plants will be operating with net-zero carbon emission by 2030 and by 2025 the production plants in India will be completely co2 neutral by 2025. Along with the component plant in Vrchlabi meeting its target by the end of 2020. On top of this effort and work Skoda have also put in comprehensive measures to include recycling waste, using resource-efficient materials and processes and a majority green logistics. 

Sustainable material cycle and second life cycle for batteries

Skoda are increasingly looking to use natural, recycled and recyclable materials, such as those being used in the Skoda vision 7s concept car. With different materials such as, metals and glass, recycled plastics are already being used in new vehicles. Where in the Skoda ENYAQ iV for example, the seat covers are made of recycled PET bottles. The next steps involve composite materials made from plastics, fibres, from sugar beet or the reed plant Mischanthus. Where there is also research going to the use of rice husks hemp, cork, and coconut fibres. Additionally, Skoda are also using used high-voltage batteries from electric vehicles as part of energy storage systems before these batteries are recycled this second life these batteries get reduce the batteries carbon footprint.

Climate-neutral operation of e-vehicles

Not only are Skoda trying to adjust their production line, materials they use and processes to reduce their carbon footprint, but also running their electric cars with virtually zero emissions. With Skoda ENYAQ iV cars already being delivered to customers with a carbon-neutral balance sheet. Where to compensate for unavoidable carbon emissions during production by purchasing certified carbon credits where more than this Skoda are involved in constructing a new wind farm in Finland, where the plant is expected to produce enough green energy in the future to supply up to 150,000 households with electricity – or power SKODA electric vehicles with zero local emissions.