Vehicle production in the Czech Republic continues to grow

20/6/2024 |Articles are machine translated

The upgraded Scala and Kamiq at the final inspection. | Photo: Škoda Auto

In the Czech Republic, 651,935 passenger vehicles were produced in the first five months. This is almost 10% more than in the same period last year. The motorcycle category recorded significant growth, with production up by 46.5% to 476 units. There was a slight year-on-year decrease in the production of buses with a total of 1 872. In the electric vehicle segment, a total of 50 609 electric vehicles were produced from the beginning of the year to the end of May, of which 37 171 were pure electric and 13 438 with plug-in hybrid drive.


“Vehicle production volumes in the Czech Republic managed to grow despite a slight cooling in the main European markets in May. Thanks to this, the Czech car industry continues to support the domestic economy and confirms its resilience and adaptability. The announced investment in the expansion of chip production at onsemi in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm is also extremely good news. This investment will both reduce the risk of dependence on global supply chains and strengthen domestic capabilities in the field of vehicle digitisation. Given the expected growth in the number of chips in vehicles and their value, this is one of the key trends to which added value will be increasingly linked,” says Zdeněk Petzl, Executive Director of the Automotive Industry Association.


Passenger vehicles

In the first five months, 651,935 passenger vehicles were produced in the Czech Republic, i.e. 9.5% more than in the same period of the previous year. Electric vehicles accounted for 50 609 vehicles and their share in domestic car production was 7.7%. A total of 37 171 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and 13 438 plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) were produced.

Škoda Auto, the largest domestic carmaker, produced 400,877 passenger cars (+6.6%) at its domestic plants in the first five months. 26,633 electric vehicles (BEVs and PHEVs) were produced, i.e. 6.6% of the brand’s total production. Of these, 22,206 were battery vehicles and 4,427 were plug-in hybrids.

Hyundai’s Nosovice plant produced a total of 147,400 vehicles in the first five months, i.e.
This is 1.5% more than in the same period last year. Of the total, 14,957 vehicles were pure electric and 9,011 plug-in hybrids. Overall, electric vehicles accounted for almost 16.2% of total production.

Cologne-based Toyota also recorded higher production figures year-on-year. 103,658 cars were produced, almost 40% more than in January-May 2023. In absolute terms, 29,259 more passenger cars were produced in Cologne in the period. The Yaris HEV hybrid accounted for more than 50% of production.


In the first five months, 11 fewer buses were produced in the Czech Republic than in the same period last year. The total value of production was 1,872 buses, which represents a 0.6% decrease compared to the previous year.

Iveco in Vysoké Mýto produced 1,706 buses, 2.8% less than in the same period last year. SOR Libchavy produced a total of 151 buses in the first five months of this year, i.e. 32 more (+26.9%) than last year. KHMC produced 13 minibuses in the period. In the electric drive segment, a total of
8 battery-powered BEV buses were produced at Iveco’s plant in Vysoké Mýto.


Traditional motorcycle manufacturer JAWA Moto has recorded a five-month increase in production. In January-May, a total of 476 motorcycles (+46.5%) rolled off the domestic brand’s production line, 151 more than last year in absolute terms.


Ing. Tomáš Jungwirth
Ing. Tomáš Jungwirth

Communications Manager

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