“Electric and hybrid cars do not have a manual transmission, and even in internal combustion engines, our customers are increasingly preferring automatic machines,” said Michnik.
“In the so-called second gearbox. Therefore, production has already decreased significantly and we expect to end production here by the end of the year. The Hyundai Mobis battery will be running in the vacant spaces.”
The plant in Nošovice produces up to 1,400 cars per day. In addition, it also manufactures two types of six-speed gearboxes not only for its cars, but also for export to plants in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Kia in Zilina, Slovakia, and HAOS in Turkey.
Production of electric motors began in Nošovice in 2018, and since last year the Kona Electric electric car, the first mass-produced electric car in the Czech Republic, has been produced there.
Hyundai Mobis now assembles the batteries at the Mošnov plant in the Novojičín region, where it also manufactures the headlights. “We will have to increase our production capacity of batteries,” said Evan Lexner, company director.
The batteries will be manufactured simultaneously in the Mošnov Mobis hall and more recently in Nošovice. “Existing employees of Převodovkárna II. You will remain at HMMC, on the contrary, the operation of Mobis will create new jobs.
Gearbox I will continue production for our own needs and for the Kia Celina and Hyundai plants in Turkey,” said Mechnik.
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