“The increase in the number of manufactured passenger vehicles since the beginning of the year or the data for October itself, when production jumped by 42.9 percent year-on-year, thereby surpassing the volumes from the pre-crisis year 2019, all of this is a clear confirmation of the vitality of domestic manufacturers of passenger vehicles and great news for the entire economy . Also positive news is the growing interest in battery cars manufactured in the Czech Republic. This is confirmed not only by the increase in their already 13.6 percent share of total production, but also by their sales success on export markets,” said Zdeněk Petzl, executive director of the association.

The largest domestic car manufacturer, Škoda Auto, produced 722,394 passenger cars in its domestic plants between January and October, which is an increase of 27.5 percent. It produced 96,686 electric cars, of which 77,185 were electric cars and 19,501 were plug-in hybrids.

Production at the Hyundai plant in Nošovice increased by 6.2 percent to 286,600 vehicles. Of the total number of vehicles, 36,839 were purely electric and 24,310 had a plug-in hybrid drive. 153,321 cars rolled off the Toyota Motor Manufacturing production line in Kolín, i.e. 10,685 vehicles less than in the same period last year. The negative cumulative results are caused by production shutdowns in the first quarter and in September. In October, Toyota’s production rose by 12.5 percent.

The production of buses recorded a slight year-on-year decrease caused primarily by the order-based nature of production. In the first ten months, a total of 4,155 buses were produced in the Czech Republic, i.e. 141 fewer than in the same period last year. Iveco CR increased production by 1.6 percent to 3,885 vehicles. SOR Libchavy, on the other hand, reduced production by 184 buses to 256 vehicles. At the same time, SOR produced 21 electric buses.

Traditional motorcycle manufacturer Jawa Moto also reported a year-on-year production decline of 55.8 percent to 657 machines.