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Skoda Citigo-e iV vs Volkswagen e-up!: running costs and warranty

Make no mistake, cars like the Skoda Citigo-e iV and Volkswagen e-up! will cost mere pennies to run

Skoda Citigo-e iV vs Volkswagen e-up!

While the list prices of the Skoda Citigo-e iV and Volkswagen e-up! may look high compared to those of petrol-powered rivals, when you consider how little they cost to run, the savings quickly become clear.

Based on a home electricity rate of 14p per kWh, both cars will cost around £4.52 to charge fully. Whichever way you look at it, at less than 4p per mile, these models will cost peanuts to run. Both cars are exempt from road tax and in the 2020/21 tax year attract zero Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax for company-car drivers. 

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The Skoda edges ahead slightly when it comes to depreciation, as our experts expect it to hold on to around 38.3% of its value after three years, compared to 37.7% for the Volkswagen.

Both cars come with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty – much like any new Skoda or Volkswagen. The Citigo’s battery is covered for eight years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes soonest), while the up!’s is limited to 160,000km (99,360 miles). Comparing the two here is like splitting hairs, although it’s worth noting that Skoda as a brand had a much stronger showing than Volkswagen in the most recent Driver Power owner satisfaction survey.

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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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