Skoda ENYAQ iV 80 2021, Stephen P – EV Owner Review

Skoda Enyaq IV 80 2021, Stephen P - EV Owner Review

What name would you like to appear in the review? 
Stephen P

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
Skoda ENYAQ iV 80

 

What year was your EV registered?
2021

 

How long have you owned your EV?
From new

 

What is your estimated annual mileage?
10,000 – 15,000

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
5,000 – 10,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
250

 

Skoda Enyaq IV 80 2021, Stephen P - EV Owner Review

 

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Why did you choose this car?
Long-range, not as expensive as a Tesla and there is room for the dog in the boot. I regularly travel 185 miles on the motorway so needed a car that could do the whole journey in one go if necessary.

 

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

  • Doesn’t look too EVish
  • Large boot
  • Very quiet.

 

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

  • Occasional glitches – less as time has gone on
  • App not so good, although the last update has sorted some things
  • In winter range suffers a lot.

 

Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
When I first got it, it would not charge but that got sorted through OTA (over the air) updates in the first week. The odd glitch like infotainment freezing or sounds becoming loud for no reason. Resetting the infotainment sorted those out.

 

What are the standout tech features of the car?
Lost of tech and very quiet and relaxing to drive.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
Comes with the usual Skoda practical things like an ice scraper, however, you don’t need this as you can defrost the windows via an app before you leave. It also comes with an umbrella in the driver’s door.

 

Rate your EV out of 5.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
Skoda ENYAQ iV 80 Sports version – nice to upgrade the seats. If I had the money I might think about an Audi e-tron but that lacks the range.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Project EV charger 7kw – would certainly recommend, although the app is basic.

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
EDF EV tariff for evenings and weekends. You need to work out whether EV tariffs will work for you, as the standing charge is higher.

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

 

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

  • Pod Point – some are free and most cost less than other networks
  • IONITY if your car manufacturer offers a power pass this gets 25p per kWh on the fast chargers
  • Instavolt – a bit pricey but they do work
  • bp pulse membership can make it more expensive if you don’t charge enough.

 

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

  1. Pod Point
  2. IONITY
  3. bp pulse.

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Forces Mutual – certainly recommend if you are in the armed forces or police.

 

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.
£181.

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