Electric Car Batteries

How do electric car batteries work?

Electric battery capacity

Our batteries explained

The Enyaq powers the car using only a battery, which can be charged from an external power supply.

Battery electric vehicles (BEV) rely solely on electric motors for propulsion. They derive their electricity primary from charging points and store it in battery packs. The key benefits of electric vehicles are that they emit no emissions, they run silently, offer nimble dynamics, and servicing them is not so complex.

Charging your battery

One of the common reasons people give for not making the switch to an electric car is the thought of running out of battery. But thanks to a growing network of public chargers, innovative home charging solutions, and many workplaces offering charge points, it’s becoming an unlikely issue. From plugging in at the shops to installing a wall-box at home, discover the ways you can keep your car topped up.

How far can I go in one charge

All our electric cars have a range figure which can be used for comparison purposes which is calculated using the WLTP test which all cars undertake. However, our Range Calculator tool lets you personalise this for all our models to include what types of roads you drive on, the time of year and even driving style.

What does kWh mean?

A kilowatt-hour (kWh) is a unit of energy storage. Using 1 kilowatt (kW) of continuous power for 1 hour will use 1 kWh of energy. Efficiency in an electric vehicle is measured by how many miles the car travels using 1 kWh of energy. Our handy Fuel savings calculator helps you work out how much you could save on fuel with an electric vehicle.

The cost of replacing your battery

Our high voltage (HV) batteries come with a warranty to ensure your battery retains 70% capacity within the first 8 years of ownership or 100,000 miles - whatever relevant repair is required.

Electric car battery FAQ

Škoda guarantees a battery life of up to 8 years or 100,000 miles to ensure your battery retains 70% capacity

Yes, Lithium-ion batteries are nearly 100% recyclable. They contain many useful metals and rare-earth elements, which make them beneficial to recycle in order to prevent future shortages.

The high voltage (HV) electric battery recycling is critical to our industry. After the vehicle life, the HV electric battery can be reused in something else which is the most economical form of recycling enabling us to benefit from the amount of energy that is still available in the HV electric battery. Once the lithium-ion battery is completely unusable it is recycled in a specialised facility. Read more about our battery recycling here.

Like conventional cars, electric cars are subject to standard crash tests and have reported good results. The batteries are completely insulated from the rest of the car, and in the event of an accident, the whole system is disconnected.

Both types are fitted with a charging socket, but otherwise they’re fundamentally different. The plug-in hybrid, sometimes referred to as a PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), combines a classic internal combustion engine with an electric motor which can be recharged from an electrical outlet and from energy recovered while driving. A PHEV can also be driven in purely electric mode, but the range is limited.

An EV does not need more maintenance than any other vehicle as regular maintenance and service checks are important for every car to ensure its reliability and safety. Having said that, electric cars don't have oil or transmission fluids that need to be changed, and also have fewer moving parts.

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Charging options

Discover more about how you can recharge your car.

Plug-in hybrid technology

Learn more about how our electric cars are created.

My Škoda iV app

Ever wondered if an electric car would be a good pick for you? Compare your current petrol or diesel car with a selected Škoda EV to find out whether it’s worth your while.