Like many manufacturers, Skoda has been impacted by a shortage of semiconductors as a result of the covid pandemic, while problems have escalated in recent months because of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
It was the latter that impacted production of the Enyaq, with production being suspended for several weeks because Skoda’s cable harnesses previously were built in Ukraine. However, the firm says it has now been able to ‘restore the supply of the essential components’, meaning Enyaq production can commence again at Skoda’s factory in Mladá Boleslav, where the best-selling Octavia is also made.
Skoda says that initially this means 1,000 Enyaq iV models can be produced, but adds that ‘capacity will gradually be increased over a two-month period’. This is still some way off the firm’s long-term target to produce 370 Enyaq SUVs and Coupes per day.
The Skoda Enyaq arrived last year, being the brand’s first bespoke EV, and using the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform. Offering generous interior space and a range of up to 331 miles, the firm more recently revealed a more stylish ‘Coupe’ version, and sporty vRS version.
However, Skoda simply can’t produce the number of Enyaqs it would like – with waiting lists of up to 18 months being reported. The firm has also recently removed the more affordable (and less popular) ‘60’ version from sale, to ensure full focus on the ‘80’ version instead, with the aim of clearing backlogs.