At Auto Shanghai, ŠKODA has unveiled its ‘innovative and sustainable vision of the future for the Chinese market’. And this vision includes the KLEMENT – an electric two-wheel concept designed for China’s metropolises.
It includes a smartphone holder which is located on the crossbar, just behind the handlebars. Smartphones can be used to link the KLEMENT to a wide range of connectivity solutions.
Guido Haak, Head of Product Management at ŠKODA AUTO says: “Micromobility is becoming increasingly important in cities. By presenting the KLEMENT at Auto Shanghai, we are showcasing our vision for the future of micromobility: sustainable, innovative, electric and with a pure, modern design. The KLEMENT is a state-of-the-art, dynamic and easy-to-use vehicle, and allows the ŠKODA brand to further appeal to a younger target group with a heightened sense of environmental awareness.
He adds: “The concept is perfectly aligned with our customers and our E-Mobility Strategy. We are therefore assessing whether, and how, this exciting, new mobility concept can be added to our portfolio in the future.”
It’s also showing off the ŠKODA VISION iV which is the car maker’s the first vehicles to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform.
China has been the Czech car maker’s largest single market worldwide.
Bernhard Maier, ŠKODA AUTO’s CEO says: “We deliver every fourth ŠKODA to China. It is our most important single market. Last year, we increased our deliveries there by 4.9% to 341,000 vehicles and we thus exhibited stronger growth than the overall market. I’d like to thank all of our customers in China for placing their trust in our products.”
The company says will be investing a total of four billion euros in alternative drive systems and new mobility services over the next four years.