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Skoda Citigo Review

Written by Allan Noble · 26/04/21

A hatchback designed primarily as a city car, the Skoda Citigo was first released as a 1.0-litre petrol-powered car in 2011.

Summary

Overall, the Skoda Citigo is a good car. In fact, it is so good; it is virtually the same model as the Volkswagen Up and the Seat Mii, given that these cars were designed for sale based on the same platform. However, the Citigo boasts a few designs touches here and there that is very much their own.

Electric versions are very different from the Citigo 2012, which came with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is fun to drive behind the wheel, with the only problem being that the top speed from the auto transmission system is not that high. When pulling up a hill, even with maximum power, this is noticeable.

Range, Charging, & Emissions

To begin with, the Skoda Citigo e IV has plenty of range to offer. Most car reviews of the Citigo would agree that the 165-mile range on offer is very respectable for such a small city car. Given most city cars will not go much further than their daily commute, this range should be more than enough.

The battery that comes with the Skoda Citigo e IV is 36.8 kWh in size. Any review should also mention that the battery weight is distributed relatively evenly throughout the car and that it offers 60 kW or 80 hp of power when needed.

To charge a Citigo from empty to complete from a standard UK three-pin outlet would take 16 hours. To do the same from a 7 kW wall box would take just 10 hours, however.

If you have access to a 22 kW outlet at your office, then the Skoda Citigo is very practical because a full charge will only take five hours. More practically, however, you are not likely to be charging from zero every day. Therefore, it is probably more noteworthy to review the car from a partial charge up. From a public 50 kW charger, you will be able to power the electric car from 20 per cent to 80 per cent in just 40 minutes.

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