Škoda ENYAQ 2023 electric car owner review

Škoda ENYAQ 2023 electric car owner review

Mike Dunning drives a Škoda ENYAQ 82kWh 2023.

This is Mike’s first electric car, he’s owned the Škoda ENYAQ from new and drives 10,000-15,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 300 miles from a full charge.


Why did you choose the Škoda ENYAQ?

Two of my sons have both owned Tesla 3s Long Range which triggered my interest in EVs around mid-2021. After researching the options available at that time, I chose the model which offered a wide range of desirable features including ride comfort, relaxed driving, quietness, cabin space, safety provision and range. Exterior & interior design and build quality were also important to me.


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

Safety and convenience options such as adaptive cruise control, travel assist, heated windscreen, heated seats, blind spot detection and rear view camera are especially prized.


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

Waiting time between order placement and delivery of 15 months and the dearth of communication from both manufacturer and dealer during that period.


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

No faults to date.


What are the standout technological features of the car?

Software ‘clunkiness’ not experienced in this car and it has been further improved by the inclusion of the Powerpass Map App since purchase. It satisfies my needs entirely although earlier models were not sufficiently developed, I understand. ACC and Travel Assist combine to provide a sublime driving experience on motorways and dual carriageways.


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

  • Massively impressive setting off from a standstill
  • summer range at country lane ‘tootling’ speed can exceed 5 miles p/kWh very easily.


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

I’m nearly 79 years old. Hoping this will fulfil my needs without recourse to a replacement.


Home charging unit – outline both positive & negative elements 

Pod Point Solo 3 – Overnight charging one or two times weekly. Operated very simply charging to 80% unless long drive imminent.


Electricity supplier & tariff – outline both positive & negative elements

OVO standard variable tariff – of course far too expensive but flexible in operation.


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

Reliability is key for me. I’ve used public contactless charging for journeys upwards of 270 miles and so far I’ve had good experiences with InstaVolt and Shell Recharge sites. I try to avoid public charging near bank holiday times.


Please itemise where you’re saving money (or not) owning & running a Škoda ENYAQ

There certainly isn’t any cost saving compared with the running of my previous car, an Octavia Estate TDI.


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