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Skoda Enyaq Review

Written by Allan Noble · 12/04/21

The new Skoda Enyaq iV—Skoda's first purpose-built electric vehicle is an entry-level sports utility vehicle with an impressive array of specs for the relatively low price tag. A solid offering.

Summary

The Enyaq is a new EV from Skoda that aims to make a splash in the entry-level electric cars market. It is a family-sized SUV with an impressive array of technology at the driver's fingertips. From the modest iV 50 to range-topping vRS, there are quite a few models to choose from. The iV lineup uses a combination of single and twin electric motor setups.

Ultimately, the Enyaq iV doesn't set the world alight with style and innovation. Still, it is a solid entry into the electric SUV market and good value for money compared to similar electric cars.

Range, Charging, & Emissions

Range Battery Size Wallbox charge time Rapid charge time
256 miles 62kWh (iV 60 Nav) 6 hours (0-100% 7kW) 31mins (10-80% 100kW)
333 miles 82kWh (iV 80) 8 hours (0-100% 7kW) 38mins (10-80% 125kW)

The lineup of the Skoda Enyaq iV is quite impressive, considering this is an entry-level all-electric SUV. Several factors will come into play regarding your real-world results, however. For example, the all-wheel-drive variant—the iV 80x—sports the same 82kWh battery as the regular 80 but with front and rear motors. Unfortunately, that additional motor knocks about twenty miles off of your potential top distance.

Each of the Skoda Enyaq iV models comes with 50kWh DC charging, but you can bump that up with an upgrade from the standard 50kW DC model to 100kWh or 125kWh chargers, depending on the mode of electric Skoda you have.

While we don't have real-world figures to play with just yet, the claimed range of the Skoda Enyaq is perfectly believable. The expected mileage across the entire Skoda Enyaq iV lineup is between 210-330 miles. The Skoda Enyaq iV 50 makes up the lower end of that scale, and the Enyaq iV 80 with its 82kHw battery and two-wheel drive drivetrain filling the top spot.

The all-wheel-drive models run the same 82kWh battery as the iV 80, but the extra motor's added weight brings the max distance on a full charge down to 300-310 miles.

Of course, we will be updating this information once real-world data starts rolling in, but for now, the expected miles of range that Skoda claims the iV comes with seems perfectly plausible.

The iV comes with an average charging time of six to eight hours using a regular 7kWh wall box, but you can get that down to as little as 38 minutes with a 125kWh fast charger, which is an optional extra, of course, though it will only be able to take your battery from 10 to 80%. For the Enyaq iV 60's lower capacity 62kWh battery, you will be limited to 100kWh fast charging.

Next: Running costs