Skoda is venturing into new terrain with the arrival of the Skoda Enyaq EV. This, after all, is the first time that the Czech car manufacturer has produced a model that is electric through and through. After dabbling in hybrid vehicles, the switch to all-electric offerings comes at the right time. Skoda has always been a car manufacturer for the people, and now’s the time when the public is ready for electric vehicles. There’s a growing interest, and it seems likely that in the coming years, we’re going to see many more electric cars on the roads.
The Skoda Enyaq, which isn’t yet released, will be a traditional SUV, one where spaciousness has been maximised. Of course, the main, primary interest in the vehicle will be the electric aspect. When it’s launched, there are going to be two different versions, the iV 60 and the iV 80.
The iV 60 will be capable of hitting 0 - 60 mph in 8.7 seconds, with 62kWh battery and a 177bhp engine. It will be rear wheel drive. On a full charge, Skoda says that it’ll be able to travel 260 miles, though of course, the real figure will depend on a wide range of factors. It’s possible that with the right conditions and a smart driving style, it could exceed that amount. In any case, it’s a decent enough range that most people will find more than meets their needs. There many, many more rapid EV chargers out there in case a person needs to journey further, anyway.
The iV 80 has more power. Under the hood, you’ll find an 82kWh battery, which powers an engine that produces 201bhp. The 0 - 60mph speed is 8.5 seconds. On a full charge, it’ll take you 316 miles. In the future, Skoda plans to release a four wheel drive version that’ll be able to travel 285 miles without recharging. As with most electric vehicles, people will be charging their vehicles at home, rather than elsewhere, and that’s reflected by the inclusion of 50kW DC charging as standard. Other options that’ll enable rapid charge will be available but as an extra.
Inside the vehicle you’ll find an impressive 13 inch infotainment system, while there’s also plenty of boot space. It holds 585 litres, which is more than other vehicles in this class. All in all, this is a vehicle that seems to do everything we love about Skoda vehicles, including plenty of space and strong design, while also adding in the electric engine factor, which is of course increasingly important to consumers -- and to the future of the industry as a whole.
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