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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

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

4.0 out of 5

ModelRangeWallbox charge timeRapid charge time
Enyaq iV 60255 miles9hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)35mins (10-80%, 120kW)
Enyaq iV 80336 miles12hrs 45mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)38mins (10-80%, 125kW)
Enyaq iV 80x303 miles12hrs 45mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)38mins (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. The smaller-battery model is badged 'Enyaq iV 60', while the bigger-battery car is called the 'Enyaq iV 80'. Until December 2021, both came with 50kW rapid charging as standard, and you had to pay extra to upgrade this. However, Skoda has now made faster charging standard across the range, so the 60 can top up at 120kW and the 80 at 125kW.

Skoda Enyaq iV range

Skoda claims the Enyaq iV will do between 255 and 336 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.

Charge time

Initially, all Enyaq iV models came with 50kW rapid charging as standard, with optional upgrades to 100kW for the 60 and 125kW for the 80 available at extra cost. In December 2021, Skoda had a rethink, and now offers the 60 with 120kW charging as standard, while the 80 gets slightly faster 125kW capability.

This effectively means that the latest 150kW chargers that are becoming increasingly common around the UK will replenish the battery of both models from near-empty to 80% capacity in less than 40 minutes. 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 80 model takes almost 13 hours to do the same. All Enyaq iVs come with a cable for home wallbox charging as standard.

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