Škoda Auto to limit, or completely halt production of cars from October 18 due to chip shortage

Car manufacturer Škoda Auto will limit, or completely stop, production in all of its three factories in the Czech Republic from October 18 until the end of 2021. The reason behind the move is a shortage of chips which are used in the interior electronics systems. The company will instead focus on finishing the large number of vehicles that are already in production, head of Škoda Auto communications Tomáš Kotera told the Czech News Agency of Thursday.

This is not the first time that Škoda has been forced to cease production due to chip shortages. Manufacturing was also halted for one week during the last week of September. According to Škoda, the shortage of chips, which are produced in Asia, may be caused by the coronavirus pandemic.