Škoda ENYAQ 2022 electric car owner review

Škoda ENYAQ 2022 electric car owner review

David C drives a Škoda ENYAQ iV 60 Loft 2022.

This is David’s second 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 10,000-20,000 miles and he achieves 200 miles from a full charge.

 

Why did you choose the Škoda ENYAQ?

It was available with the Government support at the time of purchase along with very favourable press reviews, a great test drive and value for money versus its VW and Audi sisters.

 

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

  • Spacious and practical design
  • adaptive cruise control
  • comfort.

 

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

  • Phone app is quite basic and can be fragile at times
  • parking sensors are too cautious
  • not able to pre-condition before rapid charging.

 

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

None

 

What are the standout technological features of the car?

The adaptive cruise control really makes long distance driving very relaxing. The ability of the radar to detect if a car in front is slowing before it is noticeable to the human eye is a useful safety aide. The new Powerpass app that has been enabled on the car’s infotainment recently through an over-the-air addition from the ‘shop’ is useful. It allows one to search for suitable charging locations, see availability in some cases and then transfer the destination to the onboard sat nav.

 

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

This is my first Škoda, having had three Mercedes previously and I love the useful and clever items Škoda have included. Such things as multiple folding hooks in the boot to secure shopping bags, the Velcro bracket that attaches to the boot floor to secure boxes in place and the umbrella located in the drivers door. Not forgetting the ice scraper located inside the tailgate, though the EV defrosts itself before I leave the house so I haven’t needed to use it yet!

 

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

KIA EV6 due to its 800v structure and faster charging. Though with the speed of new developments in the EV world my next car probably hasn’t been released yet!

 

Home charging unit – outline both positive & negative elements 

Chargemaster ‘dumb’ charger from my previous EV. I therefore rely on the car to sequence the charging.

 

Electricity supplier & tariff – outline both positive & negative elements

Octopus Go Faster (test programme) – great customer service and cheap power (7.5p/kW) from 21:30-01:30 that also allows me to run my washing machine and dishwasher at this reduced rate.

 

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

Using the Škoda Powerpass card subscription I get reduced costs at IONITY, Osprey, bp, Shell and Fastned which has been good. When in Scotland I use the ChargePlace Scotland card which gives you access to the very enviable network of independent chargers spread across the country.

 

Insurer – outline both positive & negative elements

As a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists I use their preferred insurance broker, Cornmarket Insurance. They have proven to be very approachable and competitive.

 

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

Savings are:

  • Fuel – approx. £60/month
  • servicing – serviced once every 2 years, just an a/c service, change pollen filter and check/change brake fluid. Hopefully only £200 every 2 years (which I experienced on my BMW i3). TBC for the Škoda.
  • VED – currently £0/year.

 

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