Matt Atlas

Skoda Donates 100 Octavias To Fight Coronavirus

Skoda Auto will donate 100 Škoda Octavias to social and medical aid agencies in the Czech Republic.

“During the corona pandemic, ŠKODA is focusing on providing fast, simple and effective aid. Therefore, we are supporting all those who are now particularly dependent on mobility, and are going to donate 100 OCTAVIAs worth around 85 million Czech korunas to organisations in the social or health sector. Our responsibility as a company extends far beyond the factory gates. In the current crisis, this holds true more than ever,” ŠKODA AUTO CEO, Bernhard Maier said.

Applicants can apply for cars through the Civil Society Development Foundation website.

Skoda says they have ramped up their commitment to the fight against the coronavirus. In addition to donating 100 cars, the automaker is also producing parts for FFP3 certified respirators using 3D printers.

Škoda logistics is supporting Prusa Research in the distribution of additional protective shields, also produced on 3D printers. Trainees and Skoda employees help the humanitarian organization with sewing textile drapes.

Through its HoppyGo carsharing platform, Škoda has been providing a fleet of over 200 vehicles to humanitarian organizations, municipalities, and volunteers since the end of March.

Skoda DigiLab has made 150 electric scooters from its BeRider carsharing platform available to health care professionals in Prague.