We are used to see the Pope traveling in special cars. But now, with the global warming, the Pope is turning to electric cars, some of them with nothing special. For example, Pope Francis visited Slovakia at the invitation of President Zuzana Čaputová. During his stay, ŠKODA AUTO offered two Enyaq iVs and two Karoqs.
For this occasion, the Enyaq iVs have been adapted according to the Vatican’s specifications. To make it easier to see the Pontiff, clear glass windows in the rear of the vehicle have replaced the standard tinted side windows.
Chrome standard holders for the Vatican flag are mounted on the front wing of the passenger side and the official logo of the papal visit can be seen on the exterior mirror housings. To make exiting the car more comfortable, an additional handle was also added at the request of the Vatican. All cars are painted in black metallic and have black interiors.
After the official welcome at Bratislava airport on Sunday afternoon, the Pope was driven to an ecumenical meeting at the diplomatic representation of the Holy See in the Slovakian capital.
A ŠKODA Enyaq iV and a Karoq were also at his disposal in Košice. The head of the Catholic Church traveled to the pilgrimage site of Šaštín before returning to Rome at midday.