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Skoda Citigo-e iV vs Volkswagen e-up!: space and practicality

Clever packaging ensures the Skoda and Volkswagen are just as practical as their petrol-powered predecessors, with enough room for adults in the rear

Don’t be fooled by their size – both the Skoda Citigo-e iV and Volkswagen e-up! are practical small cars. Each boasts a 250-litre boot (officially just a litre smaller than their petrol siblings) with a small tray for storing the charging cable at the back of the load bay. Fold the seats down and this boot space figure almost quadruples to 923 litres, which is useful should you need to carry anything big and bulky.

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There’s no three-door version of either car; that five-door body helps when accessing the rear seats. Thankfully, no compromise has been made in the transition from petrol to electric, so there’s enough leg room for adults to sit relatively comfortably in the Skoda, while the same is true for those travelling in the back of the Volkswagen.

Skoda Citigo-e iV

Oddment storage is a bit hit-and-miss. There isn’t really anywhere specific to throw things in the back, and there’s no large central storage bin as you might find between the front seats of some larger electric cars. However, there’s a handy tray ahead of the gearlever in both cars, with a single cupholder suitable for bottles or cans. The door bins are long and useful, too.

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Richard is editor of DrivingElectric, as well as sister site Carbuyer.co.uk, and a regular contributor to Auto Express. An electric and hybrid car advocate, he spent more than five years working on the news and reviews desk at Auto Express and has driven almost every new car currently on sale.

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