A wide variety of vehicles are available, depending on what the user needs. Skoda X is looking to expand the system, thus enabling Skoda dealers to allow potential customers to perform extended test drives of vehicles before making their minds up to buy.
Skoda X is also working on a new energy storage facility made of repurposed battery models obtained from previous Enyaq iV models. The goal is to create standalone charging stations for EVs and a different charging infrastructure where a great number of charging stations wouldn't work. What's more, the recycled batteries' lives are extended for ten years or even more, as less stress is placed on them.
Several of Skoda's in-car technologies are already being trialed across Europe, and Skoda X will be the central facility for optimizing these services. For instance, the brand's new Pay to Fuel service allows customers to save time by, as the name suggests, paying for fuel without waiting in queues.
Another example is DigiCert or Digital Certificate – it provides customers with an extensive range of vehicle data, instrumental when selling the car. The data includes vehicle identification, technical specs, current mileage, prepaid service, warranty extensions, and the complete service history.
Instead of the customers getting all this info by themselves, Skoda compiles everything into a single place. That also means customers don't have to go to the dealer to pay for individual certificates. Moreover, the buyer will have more confidence in the vehicle and its seller, ultimately raising the resale value. So, it's a win for all parties involved.
Other of Skoda X's initiatives include the Offers and Pay to Park services. Offers provides customers with real-time offers from premium partners while on the road, based on the vehicle's GPS location, frequently used routes, and other vehicle data. Pay to Park automatically identifies the parking zone and automatically takes care of the payment.
Skoda has successfully trialed these systems and will soon be rolled out across European markets. For instance, DigiCert is already available in all European markets, while Offers is available in select countries. What's more, the Charging Hub is currently being piloted in the Czech Republic.