FOR ŠKODA AUTO EMPLOYEES
4,229 PEOPLE TESTED IN 2 DAYS FOR FREE AT ŠKODA
Not underestimating the critical coronavirus
situation, ŠKODA AUTO agreed with the
KOVO Trade Union to launch, with their
support, a massive antigen testing campaign
in all of its Czech plants on the first working
days of 2021. Free antigen tests were
provided on 4 and 5 January 2021 at
thirteen ŠKODA AUTO sampling points
with no need to make an appointment. The
objective was to prevent the infection from
hitting the Company after employees' return
to work from the Christmas holiday.A total
of 4,229 took this free-testing opportunity,
of which 125 tested positive. Statistically,
this number of positive cases is well below
the national average.
From 6 January 2021, all MFA Card holders are
entitled to take a free antigen test after making
an appointment via the COVID-19 Cases File app
that is available on ŠKODA Space
or in @SMART Apps.
You can always find the latest news related to the coronavirus at ŠKODA Space.
AT ŠKODA SPACE:
Attended by a record number of
staff members, a survey checking
employee interest to get vaccinated
against COVID-19 took place on
ŠKODA Space in late 2020. 52% say
“Yes” to the vaccination, 18% are still
hesitant and 30% say “No”.
Yes, if it's free
Yes, I get a reward
I don't know
“This is a great result and a clear
signal that our employees are keen to
get vaccinated,” says Dr. Jiří Prokop
Head of SG – Healthcare Services
ICONS GET A MAKEOVER: A NEW
TAKE ON A SPORTING LEGEND
Aymeric Chertier of ŠKODA Design contributed with his concept to
ŠKODA Storyboard's Icons Get a Makeover project. His 130 RS
study more than just a stylish car that wants to turn heads with a
retro design inspired by a successful racing model. “In its day, the 130
RS was a car that broke down many barriers and was completely out
of the ordinary,” says Aymeric, ringing true in more than one sense.
The 130 RS, a product of the then communist Czechoslovakia, broke
out of the confines of the communist bloc. The car's international
success earned it the nickname “the Porsche of the East”.
SAFE & COMFORTABLE WINTER WITH ŠKODA
Electric elements in our vehicles heat windows, mirrors, seats and steering wheel. Thanks
to the auxiliary heating, the passengers get even more warm and comfortable in winter.
Owners of ŠKODA iV models can also conveniently pre-heat their vehicle during the
charging process. The energy required for pre-heating comes from the mains supply and
not from the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery, which means the maximum electric range is
maintained. A heat pump will also be available as an option for the all-electric ENYAQ iV.
Find more about the heating systems of our cars at ŠKODA Storyboard
CHANGE OF THE DEFAULT BROWSER
Following the termination of the
development and support of Internet
Explorer 11 (IE) by Microsoft,
ŠKODA AUTO will transition from
Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge.
as its new default web browser.
WHAT WOULD THE LEGENDARY ŠKODA 130 RS LOOK
LIKE IF IT WAS MADE BY A CONTEMPORARY DESIGNER?
Some apps or features may no longer work in IE. The change will
not be automatic for most users due to technical restrictions.
Users will need to make the changes themselves, following these
instructions: Start (taskbar icon in the bottom left corner)
> Default Apps > Web browser > Depending on your preference,
select Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox.
ŠKODA Academy cordially
invites you to a live discussion
OPEN TALK with the
Chairman of the Board
Thomas Schäfer and Head of
Product Strategy & Module
Toolkit Dr. Guido Haak
accompanied by Jens
Katemann, Head of
Communications, and Andre
Wehner, Head of Company
Development & Digitization.
WE ARE HONEST
AND SPEAK UP
You have a unique
opportunity to debate current
issues related to the Group
Essential II “We are honest
and speak up when
something is wrong”. With
respect to safety measures,
the discussion will again take
place through an online
interactive live broadcast.
Czech and English
interpretation will be provided.
The discussion will be
held on 20/01/2021
from 15:30 to 17:00.
Sign up before 19. 1. 2021 at
the ŠKODA Space article
"Seventh OPEN TALK".