Škoda ENYAQ 2022 electric car owner review

Škoda ENYAQ 2022 electric car owner review

Andrew Montague drives a Škoda ENYAQ iV 60 2022.

This is Andrew’s first electric car, he’s owned the Škoda ENYAQ from new and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 205 miles from a full charge.


Why did you choose the Škoda ENYAQ?

I wanted to replace my SEAT Leon Estate with an EV that would offer estate car levels of practicality and load space as I have a lot of hobbies including DIY and gardening. The car also needed excellent cabin space to accommodate two child seats. I was looking for good value for money and wanted to spec it with features to match my exact requirements.


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Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love the Škoda ENYAQ

  • Practicality
  • styling
  • quality (both build and material quality are very good)
  • lovely interior is stylish, modern and comfortable
  • robust software and excellent touchscreen supported by a few buttons for key functions.


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

Car feels very wide, a feature of most electric cars it seems, which doesn’t give you much room in standard parking spaces to open doors. Aside of this, the car is very hard to fault.


Škoda ENYAQ 2022 electric car owner review


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?

  • Bluetooth occasionally drops out for no reason and then restores itself within 5 seconds or so
  • when exiting a marked bay parking space, turning the steering wheel on a tight lock will sometimes cause the car to stop itself (I suspect this isn’t a fault however and probably one of the many safety systems detecting a potential ‘hazard’).


What are the standout technological features of the car?

In no specific order:


  • Ability to ‘wake the car up’ via the app before you’re ready to leave is a huge benefit in cold weather. My car has the full Winter Pack featuring heated seats, steering wheel and windscreen so a clear warm car to start a journey in is a real luxury.
  • ambient interior lighting with a multitude of adjustments and colour options makes the cabin a very nice place to be
  • blind spot monitoring gives you confidence driving on busy dual carriageways and motorways
  • excellent sat nav programmed with specific locations/businesses and places to charge.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car 

Great traditional Skoda features include an umbrella in the driver’s door, a combined ice scraper/magnifying glass stored in the boot lid & a clip on the windscreen to hold a parking pass/ticket. In contrast, the car is packed with modern technology accessed through the infotainment screen giving you a huge amount of information about how efficiently the car is performing.


What electric car(s) are you interested in next and why?

Too early to say as I’ve only owned the Škoda ENYAQ for 6 months and it’s on a 48 month PCP. I expect the choices to have broadened by the time I’m considering what to replace it wit.


Home charging unit – outline both positive & negative elements

myenergi zappi – I can’t fault it, very easy to use.


Electricity supplier & tariff – outline both positive & negative elements

E.ON Fix 2 Year v14 – which started in August 2021 and is (understandably) no longer available!


Do you use public charging networks?



Insurer – outline both positive & negative elements

Admiral – very easy to deal with, any amendments to my policy can be done via an app, competitive pricing too.


Please itemise where you’re saving money owning & running your Škoda ENYAQ

It’s not yet needed a service so I can’t comment on service costs but I would expect these to be around half (or less) my previous (diesel) car. There’s little difference in insurance despite the car being 3 times the value of the one it replaced. The real saving is on fuel. The Škoda ENYAQ is currently costing 35% of what the diesel Leon (which itself was a very economical car) cost to run.


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