Škoda ENYAQ 2023 electric car owner review

The new Skoda all-electric Enyaq iV will be available this week from £31,085 OTR

‘He’s Electric’ drives a Škoda ENYAQ iV 60kWh 2023.

This is HE’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 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 210 miles from a full charge.


Why did you choose the Škoda ENYAQ?

This is my second ENYAQ and my third Škoda. Prior to switching to electric, I had a  Škoda Kodiaq and wanted to stay with the brand. Having a family, I didn’t want to go too much smaller than what I already had, and the ENYAQ has plenty of room. It’s built on the same base as the VW ID.4 and the Audi Q4 e-tron but is cheaper and has greater range than the VW and Audi equivalents.


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

  • For a big car, it’s quite nippy even in Eco mode
  • It’s a big car which I can easily load up for a family break or drop the seats down to do a big tip run!
  • Good range and can be charged quickly on a rapid charger, so I’ve managed plenty of trips to London and back from the North West.


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

  • The optional extras can quickly push the base price up, so you have to be clear in your mind as to what you want
  • It would be nice to have the range of the bigger 80kW battery but the jump up in price stretched my budget too much
  • You don’t get the additional storage that you would with a Tesla.


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

It’s not a fault as such but the infotainment system can be a bit flaky when connecting via Android. I believe this a common complaint across the VAG group.


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What are the standout technological features of the car?

  • Regenerative breaking works really well and you can choose between auto-regeneration or one foot driving
  • The Škoda app works well. It allows you to check on the charge level, check if the car is locked and set schedules for the air con before you leave. This allows you to keep the car charged up rather than use the battery to get to the desired temperature whilst driving.
  • The car will alert you when the battery drops below 20% and will prompt you to use the sat navigation to find the nearest charging station.


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

There are nice little touches to the car such as an umbrella in the driver’s door, ice scraper in the boot, ambient lighting and generously-sized charging cable, all as standard.


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

I’d go for the ENYAQ again given the size, range and price but beyond that I do like the long range versions of the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Polestar 2.


Home charging unit – outline both positive & negative elements 

The benefit of home charging is I have exclusive use of a charge point and I can choose the time when I charge the vehicle to coincide with more favourable rates from my energy supplier. The only downside is I’m limited to a charge rate of 7kW so I can’t charge as quickly as a rapid charger.


Electricity supplier & tariff – outline both positive & negative elements

I’m currently on a fixed-rate tariff that I locked into in September 2021. However, that comes to an end next month and I will be looking to swap to Octopus Energy and their Intelligent Octopus EV charging. This will allow me to charge at a much reduced rate during a 6 hour window overnight.


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

Pod Point – everything is done through the app and I’ve always found them to be working and charge at the quoted rate.


Insurer – outline both positive & negative elements 

Admiral MultiCar – I can’t think of any positives or negatives, other than it’s affordable.


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

With free road tax, reduced tariff charging and needing fewer services I estimate to be saving between £100 and £150 per month on my previous ICE vehicle.


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