Skoda Enyaq iV running costs, insurance, warranty & tax
Affordable 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
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|23-32||3yrs / 60,000 miles||2yrs / 18,750 miles||From £69 / £138|
Whatever you’re driving right now, the Enyaq iV is likely to be very affordable to run in comparison. Every Enyaq iV 60 – with the smaller of the two batteries – is eligible for the government’s plug-in car grant. But even the bigger-battery models, with their theoretical 300-plus-mile range, can be considered some of the best-value electric vehicles on the market.
In addition to the low list prices, you’ll find every Enyaq iV offers affordable insurance premiums and low tax bills – whether you’re looking at one as a private buyer or company-car driver. Skoda warranties are less competitive than they once were, but that should only concern those looking to keep their cars longer than three years.
Skoda Enyaq iV insurance group
Insurance groups for the Enyaq iV are reasonable by electric-car standards. Most mainstream petrol family SUVs fall below group 30, and the same is true of the most versions of the electric Skoda. Entry-level Enyaq iV 60 versions sit in insurance group 23, while models with the 80 powertrain and larger battery fall into group 26. 80 SportLine versions will be more expensive to insure, as they sit in insurance group 28, while the top-of-the-range 80x SportLine falls in group 32.
Like all Skoda models, the Enyaq iV is guaranteed for three years, with a 60,000-mile limit. It’s worth noting that Kia and Hyundai, as well as MG and some other manufacturers, offer warranties of up to seven years. Every version of the Skoda, like most new electric cars, comes with a separate eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty, protecting the health of the battery for as long as most first owners will keep the car.
The Enyaq iV will need servicing every two years or 18,750 miles, whichever comes first. That may seem like a long time to go without a check-up, but most electric vehicles require less maintenance due to the reduced complexity and fewer moving parts. Longer service intervals are normal in this area of the market.
As every version of the Enyaq iV is pure electric, all are currently exempt from annual road tax, also known as vehicle excise duty (VED). Company-car tax is minimal, too, as the car falls into the very lowest Benefit-in-Kind company-car tax band.
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 & chargingThe Enyaq iV offers a choice of two batteries, for up to 333 miles on a charge – although cold weather affects range
- 3Running costs & insurance - currently readingAffordable 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 also awarded the maximum five-star crash-test rating by Euro NCAP