Vehicle production already passed the half-million mark in April

22/5/2024 |Articles are machine translated

Car production at the Kolín plant of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Czech Republic. | Photo: TMMCZ

In the first four months of 2024, a total of 531,355 vehicles have already been completed on the lines of domestic passenger vehicle manufacturers, i.e. 14.4% more than last year. The half a million vehicles produced mark was thus surpassed a month earlier and at a historical record. Production also increased by almost 24% in April alone, when a total of 136,912 passenger cars were produced. Bus manufacturers also recorded an increase of more than 7% to 1,507 units. Motorcycle production also fared well, with a total of 308 units and an almost 16% year-on-year increase. In the electric vehicle segment, a total of 39,605 electric vehicles were produced by the end of April, of which 29,026 were pure electric and 10,574 plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles. The remaining 5 units were pure electric buses.


“The historically fastest ever passing of the half a million vehicles produced mark, continuous growth in production across all vehicle categories and a return to pre-crisis production values is a clear confirmation of the competitiveness of the domestic car industry and great news for the domestic economy. The positive development of vehicle registrations in the European market, which recorded an overall year-on-year growth of +6.6%, including the April recovery of the electric vehicle market (+14.8%), also contributed to the results. Especially in view of the volatility of the electric vehicle market, we are now closely monitoring further developments in the tense global trade relations and the upcoming reaction from the European Commission in the form of a possible increase in import tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles. What the European industry needs now, on the other hand, are measures that will support its strengths, i.e. the development of innovation, the provision of cheaper energy and easier access to foreign workers from non-European countries,” says Zdeněk Petzl, Executive Director of the Automotive Industry Association.


Passenger cars

Between January and April, 531,355 passenger vehicles were produced in the Czech Republic, i.e. 14.4% more than in the first four months of last year. 39 600 electric vehicles were produced, accounting for 7.5% of domestic car production. A total of 29 026 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and 10 574 plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) were produced.

Škoda Auto, the largest domestic carmaker, produced 330,175 passenger cars (+11.2%) at its domestic plants in the first four months. 20,647 electric vehicles (BEVs and PHEVs) were produced, i.e. 6.3% of the brand’s total production. Of these, 17,102 were battery vehicles and 3,545 plug-in hybrids.

Hyundai’s Nosovice plant produced a total of 117,300 vehicles in the first four months, 2.3% more than in the same period last year. Of the total number of vehicles, 11,924 were pure electric and 7,029 plug-in hybrids. Overall, electric vehicles accounted for almost 16.2% of total production.

Production at Toyota of Cologne was also higher year-on-year. 83 880 cars were produced, 58.4% more than in January-April 2023. In absolute terms, 30 937 more passenger cars were produced in Cologne in the period. Almost half of the production was accounted for by Yaris HEV hybrids.


In the first four months of 2024, domestic manufacturers produced 100 more buses than in the same period last year. The total value of production was 1,507 buses. This represents a 7.1% increase compared to the previous year.

IVECO CR in Vyso Mts. produced 1,375 buses, 5.5% more than in the same period last year. SOR Libchavy is also doing well, producing a total of 118 buses in the first four months of this year, i.e. 19% more than last year. KHMC produced 12 minibuses in the period (+ 140%). In the electric drive segment, a total of 5 battery BEV buses were produced at the IVECO CR plant in Vysoké Mýto.


Traditional motorcycle manufacturer JAWA Moto also recorded positive production figures. In the first third of the year, a total of 308 motorcycles (+ 15.8%) rolled off the production line of the domestic brand, 42 more than last year in absolute terms.


Ing. Tomáš Jungwirth
Ing. Tomáš Jungwirth

Communications Manager

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