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Skoda Enyaq: range, battery & charging

The Enyaq is offered with two batteries, up to 339 miles on a charge and impressive 135kW rapid charging speeds

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Range, battery & charging rating

4.5 out of 5

Model

Range

Wallbox charge time

Rapid charge time

Enyaq 60

249 miles

9hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)

35mins (10-80%, 120kW)

Enyaq 85

351 miles

12hrs 45mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)

28mins (10-80%, 135kW)

Enyaq 85x

328 miles

12hrs 45mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)

28mins (10-80%, 175kW)

Enyaq vRS

336 miles

12hrs 45mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)

28mins (10-80%, 175kW)

Choosing which Enyaq is right for you is relatively straightforward. The entry-level version is ideal if you’re not planning to spend your entire life on the motorway, as it gets you a decent, but not exceptional range of around 250 miles. Upgrading to the larger battery isn’t that expensive, though, costing roughly £4,000 at the time of writing and boosting range to over 350 miles in rear-drive models – more than even a Tesla Model Y.

Skoda Enyaq range

Skoda claims the Enyaq will do between 249 and 351 miles on a charge depending which battery and motor combination is fitted to your car. However, in our experience – in the colder months of the year at least – you’ll struggle to get close to those figures in real-world driving. You can also expect the more aerodynamic Enyaq Coupe to offer slightly more range.

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Skoda updated the Enyaq line-up in Autumn 2023, with every model benefitting from some kind of boost in range. While we’re yet to drive any of the upgraded cars, our test of the old smaller-battery Enyaq 60 on a chilly spring morning showed around 165 miles on a full charge, and around 210 miles for the Enyaq 80 (now Enyaq 85). That’s a significant drop on the quoted figures, although this isn’t an issue exclusive to the Enyaq and we’d expect warmer weather would give a more positive reading.

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

Not all Skoda Enyaqs are built equal, and nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to charging. At launch, all Enyaqs came with 50kW rapid charging as standard, with the option to upgrade to 100kW.

Nowadays, even the base Skoda Enyaq 60 can charge at a maximum DC speed of 120kW, allowing for a 10-80% top-up in around half-an-hour – or in layman’s terms, enough time to pop to the facilities and grab an overpriced coffee.

Enyaq 85 models can energise their batteries even quicker thanks to 135kW charging, with the same top-up taking just 28 minutes. Dual-motor Enyaq 85x and vRS cars now get a super-fast 175kW maximum charging speed, although a steep charging curve means a 10-80% top-up will take the same amount of time.

One feature introduced for Enyaqs built from January 2022 onwards is a battery save mode. This limits the battery's charge state to 80% of the maximum in order to prolong its life as much as possible.

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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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