January production sees year-on-year growth across all vehicle categories

20/2/2024 |Articles are machine translated

Production of the new generation Škoda Kodiaq in Kvasiny. | Photo: Škoda Auto

In the first month of this year, a total of 132,289 passenger vehicles rolled off the lines of domestic manufacturers, i.e. 17.3% more than last year. The production of buses also saw an almost 30 percent increase, with 291 units completed, while the production of motorcycles was literally one unit more than last year, with a total of 75 units. In the electric vehicle segment, a total of 9,165 electric vehicles were produced, of which 6,682 were pure electric and 2,483 with plug-in hybrid drive.


“In absolute terms, the January vehicle production surpasses the best results from the pre-crisis period and the automotive industry thus reaffirms its role as the driving engine of the Czech economy. Together with continued sales growth across the EU of 12% and easing inflationary factors, this gives hope for a renewed growth in consumer confidence in the positive development of the economy,” says Zdeněk Petzl, Executive Director of the Association of the Automotive Industry.


Passenger vehicles

In January, a total of 132,289 passenger vehicles were produced in the Czech Republic, i.e. 17.3% more than in the first month of last year. At the beginning of the year, 9,165 electric vehicles were produced, accounting for 7% of domestic car production, including 6,682 battery BEVs and 2,483 plug-in hybrid PHEVs.

Škoda Auto, the largest domestic carmaker, produced 81,919 passenger cars at its domestic plants in the first month (+16%). 3,945 electric cars, i.e. battery BEVs and plug-in hybrid PHEVs, were produced by Škoda, i.e. 4.8% of the brand’s total domestic production. Of these, 3,406 were battery BEVs and 539 were plug-in hybrids.

Hyundai’s Nosovice plant produced a total of 30,400 vehicles in January, 25.6% more than in the same period last year. Of the total, 3,276 vehicles were pure electric and 1,944 plug-in hybrids. Overall, electric vehicles accounted for over 17% of the brand’s domestic production.

January production at Toyota of Cologne was also higher year-on-year. A total of 19,970 cars were produced, which is 11% more than in January 2023. In absolute terms, 1,975 more passenger cars were produced in Kolín in the period. Almost 42 % of production (8 382 units) was made up of hybrid vehicles (HEVs).


In January 2024, 65 more buses were produced in domestic plants than in January last year. The total value of January production thus reached 291 buses, an increase of almost 30% compared to the previous year.

IVECO CR in Vyso Mity produced 279 buses, which is 30.4% more than in the same period last year. SOR Libchavy managed to produce 10 buses in the first month of this year, the same number as last year. KHMC produced 2 minibuses in January. In the electric drive segment, no electric buses were produced in January.


Traditional motorcycle manufacturer JAWA Moto also recorded a similar production figure as last year. A total of 75 motorcycles rolled off the domestic brand’s production line in January, up by 1 motorcycle year-on-year.


Ing. Tomáš Jungwirth
Ing. Tomáš Jungwirth

Communications Manager


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