With the Enyaq EV as a premium offering, Skoda Auto India intends to test the electric vehicle market in India.
According to Brand Director Zac Hollis, mass-market Skoda EVs are unlikely to arrive in India before 2025.
Skoda Auto India is currently preparing to launch the Kodiaq SUV on January 10 and the Slavia premium mid-size SUV by the end of February. While Skoda plans to build on the Kushaq’s success in 2021, it also has its sights set on the electric mobility space in the country, revealing that the Enyaq will arrive as a Fully Built Unit in 2023. (FBU).
While mass-market electric vehicles are unlikely to arrive in India until at least 2025, Zac Hollis, Brand Director at Skoda Auto India, stated in a press conference on Thursday that the Enyaq EV will help the company assess the market for possible future launches. “We will bring Enyaq to India next year, but due to FBU taxes, it will be a premium offering.” “However, it will allow us to test the market,” he said, adding that infrastructure development and battery cost-effectiveness are critical in assisting EVs, and that volume is critical in the case of mass-market battery-powered options.
In a tweet response from September of last year, Hollis stated that the Enyaq is still being evaluated for India.
Skoda Enyaq – a Czech brand with an Irish name and a global mission
The Enyaq is the Czech manufacturer’s first all-electric vehicle. The name is derived from the Irish name ‘enya,’ which means ‘life source.’ (For more information, click here.)
The all-electric SUV, which was unveiled to the world in early September of last year, has a sporty road presence. It is powered by a variety of battery options and is built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular platform. The 55kWh battery has a range of 340 kilometres, while the 62kWh battery has a range of 390 kilometres. A 82-kilowatt-hour battery provides 510 kilometres of driving range.
Skoda Enyaq is available in five versions in select global markets where it has already been launched: three rear-wheel drive and two four-wheel drive.