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New solar systems to help carbon-neutral production efforts of Skoda Auto

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🗞️ Driving the news: Skoda Auto is advancing its carbon-neutral production efforts with the installation of new solar systems, spanning over 10,000 square meters, at its production and logistics buildings in Mladá Boleslav
• This initiative is a collaborative effort between Skoda Auto, ČEZ ESCO, and SKO-ENERGO, aiming to generate more than 2 GWh of emission-free electricity annually

🔭 The context: The solar systems are expected to charge approximately 25,000 Enyaq 85 cars, contributing significantly to Skoda Auto's sustainability goals
• The company has set a target to achieve carbon neutrality at its Czech plants by 2030, with a specific focus on powering its production with carbon-neutral energy

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The project aligns with Skoda Auto's global commitment to sustainable energy production and environmental protection
It also resonates with their Next Level – Škoda Strategy 2030, which sets specific targets for CO₂-neutral production and a reduced ecological footprint across the entire value chain

⏭️ What's next: Skoda Auto continues to invest in renewable energy solutions, building on previous successes such as their solar projects in India, which have significantly reduced reliance on purchased energy and CO₂ emissions at their Aurangabad and Pune plants

💬 One quote: "Green Production is an important pillar of our sustainability efforts. We are consistently pursuing our goal of producing with carbon-neutral energy at all Czech plants by 2030" (Andreas Dick, Board Member of Skoda Auto for Production and Logistics)

📈 One stat: The new solar systems are expected to generate more than 2 GWh of emission-free electricity each year, marking a significant step towards carbon-neutral production

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