Experience Beats Myths
The foremen and the technical and economic staff got to know the practical and theoretical aspects of the ENYAQ iV
eople have various ideas and myths about electromobility, but for the time being, very few drivers can boast of any personal experience. That is why the carmaker prepared its Enthusiasm for eMobility programme (see the column), which also included product training for the ENYAQ iV model. It was used to increase awareness of cars with electric drive, and an exciting component was a ride in the ŠKODA brand’s new electric flagship.
ENYAQ iV cars were available for test drives.
kilometres were driven on various types of roads by every course participant driving the new electric SUV.
employees were able to participate in their product training in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí.
The training took place in April and May under strict hygienic conditions. The first part included theoretical training, during which experienced lecturers presented the most common myths about electromobility. ”It was about the actual range and safety of cars and the ability to recharge or recycle the car battery, as well as the ecological footprint of production. The course participants were also interested in, for example, whether the power grid could handle the coming wave of electric vehicles and whether the state will subsidise them”, explains Renata Cihlářová from the SEA/2 – Technical Training and Subsidiaries department.
Most importantly, however, the course participants gained practical experiences with charging and driving the ENYAQ iV in regular traffic on various kinds of roads (during their training in Mladá Boleslav, they drove on highways as well) and became acquainted with the Laura digital assistant and the new assistance systems. “On a closed track, they completed a slalom, which tested the car’s manoeuvrability, and they could try the maximum acceleration and panic braking (intense braking in front of an unexpected obstacle – ed.)”, adds Cihlářová. At the end of their course, the participants completed a questionnaire on electromobility and discussion with their lecturers. “The reactions to the car were very positive, and numerous participants confirmed that they would like to buy the ENYAQ iV. At the same time, however, the evaluation shows that there is a need to constantly raise awareness of electromobility and its impact on the environment – throughout the company”, notes Cihlářová. There will be another opportunity this autumn when the Electromobility and Ecology online course becomes available to employees. It will include actual statistical operating data. ED
Enthusiasm for eMobility
The programme, whose goal is to raise employees’ awareness of electric drive, is divided into three groups.
Webinars and online courses
Own experiences – driving the ENYAQ iV car, learning about the production of batteries for PHEV in Hall M6 and their installation in the car in Hall M13
Escape game prepared by the PSI – Industrial Engineering department