Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda Auto, in partnership with Volkswagen Group, is building a new Emissions Centre in Mlada Boleslav. They will be investing more than 11 million into expanding the Engine Centre, which opened in 2014.
The new centre is expected to open in July 2016. The new Emissions Centre will play a key role in reducing the emissions of new Skoda models in the years to come.
6.4 million of the total investments will go into constructing the new building, while the remaining almost 5 million will be spent on equipping the centre with the latest technology. In addition, the company has announced that new jobs will be created.
"Skoda will continue to grow with new models over the coming years," says Dr Frank Welsch, Skoda Board Member for Technical Development. "In developing new vehicles, we consistently aim to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The new Emissions Centre is thus a key element in our growth strategy and another important investment for the Skoda brand."
Based on the latest measurement technology, the company will be able to measure the emissions of vehicles with petrol and diesel engines, as well as vehicles with alternative fuel systems in the new facility. Each test stand will initially be able to carry out up to 15 emission measurements daily, subsequently increasing to as many as 25 measurements every day.