Skoda Enyaq iV range, battery & charging
The Enyaq iV offers a choice of two batteries, for up to 333 miles on a charge – although cold weather affects range
|Model||Range||Wallbox charge time||Rapid charge time|
|Enyaq iV 60||256 miles||9hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||33mins (10-80%, 100kW)|
|Enyaq iV 80||331 miles||12hrs 45mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||34mins (10-80%, 125kW)|
|Enyaq iV 80x||303 miles||12hrs 45mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||34mins (10-80%, 125kW)|
Choosing which Enyaq iV is right for you is relatively straightforward. There are two battery sizes to pick from, each of which can be paired with a selection of interior ‘Design Selections’. Each interior theme only differs by a few hundred pounds, so it’s best to simply go for the one that you like the look of most.
The big influencing factor, then, is which battery to choose, and how quickly you want to be able to charge your car. The smaller-battery model is badged 'Enyaq iV 60', while the bigger-battery car is called the 'Enyaq iV 80'. Both come with 50kW rapid charging as standard, which in this day and age is little more than satisfactory. Thankfully, you can upgrade to 100kW charging on the 60, or 125kW charging on the 80. However, top-spec 80x SportLine models do come with 125kW rapid-charging capabilities as standard.
Skoda Enyaq iV range
Skoda claims the Enyaq iV will do between 256 and 331 miles on a charge depending which battery you go for. However, in our experience – in the colder months of the year at least – you’ll struggle to get close to that figure in real-world driving.
Our test of the smaller-battery Enyaq iV 60 on a chilly spring morning showed around 165 miles on a full charge, and around 210 miles for the Enyaq iV 80. That’s a significant drop on the quoted figures, although you’d hope warmer weather might give a more positive reading. We’ll update this review when we’ve given the chance to try one in the summer.
That said, even after some fairly unsympathetic testing, the range readout dropped largely in line with the actual distance travelled – suggesting a gentler driving style might return a more favourable range figure.
As standard, all Enyaq iV models come with 50kW CCS rapid charging. This will charge the entry-level Enyaq iV 60 from 10-80% in 55 minutes, or the bigger-battery Enyaq iV 80 in an hour and 10 minutes for. Enyaq iV 60 customers can upgrade to 100kW rapid charging, reducing that benchmark to 33 minutes, while Enyaq iV 80 buyers get the option of 125kW charging; the slightly longer 34-minute charge time in this instance is due to the bigger battery size.
Many buyers will choose to charge at home, however. Doing so from a 7kW wallbox will top up the Enyaq iV 60’s battery in around nine-and-a-half hours, while the larger-battery Enyaq 80 takes almost 13 hours to do the same. All Enyaq iVs come with a cable for home wallbox charging as standard.
In This Review
- 1VerdictSkoda’s first bespoke electric car very nearly has it all – space, technology and a solid 300-mile range. It represents decent value for money, too
- 2Range, battery & charging - currently readingThe Enyaq iV offers a choice of two batteries, for up to 333 miles on a charge – although cold weather affects range
- 3Running costs & insuranceAffordable list prices, low tax bills and long service intervals; whatever you’re used to, the Enyaq iV promises to be a cheap car to run
- 4Performance, motor & driveAlthough not as fast or fun as some electric cars, the Enyaq iV is a safe and predictable car to drive; ride quality could be better, however
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThere’s lots of choice when it comes to interior trim, but whichever version of the Enyaq iV you go for you’ll be presented with a spacious and well-finished cabin
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Enyaq iV is one of the most practical and spacious electric cars currently on sale, with loads of room in any of the five seats
- 7Reliability & safety ratingSkoda has a fantastic reputation for reliability, and the Enyaq iV was recently awarded the maximum five-star crash-test rating by Euro NCAP