Skoda ENYAQ iV 60 2021, Matt – EV Owner Review

Skoda ENYAQ iV 60 2021, Matt - EV Owner Review

What first name would you like to appear in the review? 
Matt

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
Skoda ENYAQ iV 60

 

What year was your EV registered?
2021

 

How long have you owned your EV?
From new

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
1,000 – 5,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my 3rd

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
192

 

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Why did you choose this car?
Was leaving a previous job that provided a company car Nissan LEAF. Toyed with the idea of going back to petrol/diesel but after having two years of the convenience and economics of cheap home charging, along with the smooth response and instant power from an EV, I couldn’t bring myself to go back. The environmentally conscious side of me (and my eco warrior girlfriend) also played a part. I also work in IT, so modern EVs really do interest me from a technology point of view too.

 

I chose the ENYAQ at the time as it was the best looking large car that was eligible for the Government grant (£2.5k at the time), combined with a dealer contribution (£750), meant I could afford to splash out on a few optional extras.

 

My new job was fully home based with occasional travel to a Midlands office of approx. 150 miles round trip. I knew cars with ‘list’ range of 150-160 just wouldn’t cut it in reality, so the ENYAQ’s 250 mile listed range had more than enough contingency.

 

Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.

  • Awesome size – we can now go camping with the dog and all the gear without feeling cramped inside a Nissan LEAF
  • The technology is ace – I went with Assisted Drive Plus and it’s a dream on the motorway and in heavy traffic
  • Efficiency – for such a huge car, I can get 3mi/kWh even in the winter with heaters and everything. It works out about 1.5p per mile when charged with Octopus Go. Much better than 12p per mile my partner’s diesel gets.

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.

  • MySkoda App – on the face of it, the app looks great. It has a ton of features listed. Unfortunately, half of them aren’t actually available in the live app and are penned for a mysterious future development. Strangely, older cars (4-6 years older) have more functionality through the app than this brand new one at the moment. It’s also a little unstable.
  • Software – clutching at straws, as it is actually pretty good but the big display could be a little more responsive, especially when you first turn it on, there’s noticeable lag.
  • Virtual cockpit – I don’t dislike it but it doesn’t blow me away either. It’s not customisable and is pretty small. I’d have preferred something like the VW/Audi virtual cockpit but I guess it is a Skoda!

 

Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Tiny fault only discovered a few weeks after I got it. The light above the driver side mirror doesn’t work when the mirror is opened. Other than that it has been faultless so far.

 

What are the standout tech features of the car?
Assisted Drive Plus is fantastic. I also think when the app is more mature in its development, the new features will be very useful. The keyless aspects are great too, the car detects when you sit in the driver’s seat and is ready to go straight away. No start button needed. And when you get out, it turns itself straight off.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
It has gorgeous ambient lighting throughout the cabin and you can change them to whatever colour you like! It also projects a really fancy Skoda emblem onto the floor on both driver’s and passenger’s side doors when unlocked at night. Then you’ve got the usual Skoda touches, the hidden ice scraper and the inbuilt cubby holes for umbrellas in each of the two front doors.

 

Rate your EV out of 5.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
Kia EV6 seems like it has a lot more features out of the box. Skoda makes everything an optional extra. The Kia is also a lot faster, has increased range and much faster charging than the ENYAQ.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Wallbox Pulsar 7kW.

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go – it’s awesome. £2.90 for a full ‘tank’ which takes me 200 miles. That’s nearly 10 times cheaper than it’d cost in an economical diesel or petrol car.

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

 

What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
N/A

 

List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
N/A

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Flow (owned by LV). Had the best price and quoted based on driving history rather than NCB years. Great for me coming from a company car with no NCB of my own.

 

Rate your insurance provider out of 5.

 

Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an EV compared to a petrol/diesel car.
£100.

 

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