Bryanmet drives a Skoda ENYAQ iV 60 Suite 2021 electric car.
This is Bryanmet’s first electric car, he’s owned the ENYAQ iV 60 from new and drives 15,000-20,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 10,000-20,000 miles and he achieves 235 miles range from a full charge.
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Why did you choose this electric car?
- It was the biggest and best of VW’s MEB-based EVs and by far the best value (I did get £2,500 PICG). The interior was very stylish and upmarket compared to a Volkswagen ID.4 and the car was way bigger than an Audi Q4 e-tron (not to mention at least £10,000 cheaper than the bottom-range Audi!).
- Was more practical than the much more expensive Hyundai IONIQ 5 and Kia EV6. The Tesla Model Y was not available at the time I ordered but I would not go for the Tesla, even at a similar price, never mind £20,000 more!
- Most of the reviews I watched placed the Skoda ENYAQ near the top, which helped to validate my selection
- It’s a great car and it’s exceeded my expectations.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car
- Looks good
- Great value
- Loads of space – in the cabin and in the boot.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car
- Had to overcome the ‘badge’
- Option list is very long and some were far too expensive to justify (e.g. Matrix LED lights at over £1,000, electric seats, pano roof and driver-assist options).
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Nothing that required dealer return. The odd ‘electrical’ mystery – the rear sensor stayed on once and had a very loud audio alarm and indicator noise. Both faults mysteriously disappeared after 30 mins or so.
What are the standout tech features of the car?
- Very easy to drive and understand – does not phase you with too much tech
- Like the auto regen and road sign recognition – the latter slows the car when the speed limit reduces or when approaching roundabouts and the like.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.
Auto regen and ‘coasting’ – the car helps you be as economical as possible. The 0-60 figures are misleading – 8.6 seconds sounds quite pedestrian but the acceleration from zero is very (very) brisk and makes the car much faster than you’d expect.
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
The ENYAQ coupe looks very stylish but retains its practical space. But I’ll be with the iV 60 for many years yet.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Pod Point Solo (tethered) – it’s dependable and of good value. I use the Pod Point app to schedule charges and collect charging cost data. I have no hesitation in recommending it.
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What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
So Energy – is on a fixed rate that expires in September. There’s no EV off-peak tariff available so will need to see what they offer come renewal. Will then see if I am able to get on to Octopus or EDF but seems problematic at the current time and they are not readily accepting customers who are switching suppliers.
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What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Don’t use really them.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference)
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
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Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car