ŠKODA ELECTRIC

1) What is ŠKODA iV?

iV is the new ŠKODA sub-brand for ŠKODA EVs and our connected E-Mobility ecosystem. Amongst other things, this E-Mobility ecosystem is planned to include wall boxes which will allow customers to conveniently recharge their vehicles at home.

2) Which electric vehicles are available from ŠKODA?

ENYAQ iV
We have recently introduced our first fully electric SUV, the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV, offering an impressive range and an electrifying variety of features including mobile connectivity and a digital cockpit. Discover the ENYAQ iV.

SUPERB iV
The SUPERB iV was the first vehicle available under the ŠKODA iV sub-brand, it combines the best of electric and conventional ŠKODA technology for an eco-friendly yet dynamic drive. This vehicle is powered with Hybrid technology combining a 1.4 TSI petrol engine and an 85 kW electric motor creating a maximum power output of up to 218PS. You can learn more about this model here.

OCTAVIA iV
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA is now also available as a plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) in both SE Technology and SE L to give you a dynamic, more sustainable car that meets all your driving needs. We've also introduced the OCTAVIA vRS iV with more power and unique styling features. Find out more here.

Customers may have also had the chance to experience the all-electric CITIGOe iV which is unfortunately now closed for new orders but offered a first step into the world of fully electric vehicles with ŠKODA.

More details will follow on the other exciting iV vehicles joining our range soon. To see a glimpse of what the future may hold take a look at our VISION iV.

 

3) What are the benefits of having a PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle)?

Owning a PHEV can provide you with excellent flexibility, offering you the benefit of driving purely electric for shorter journeys but the peace of mind of having a petrol engine for longer trips. Find out more here

Hybrid vehicles such as the SUPERB iV attract low BiK rates as well as offering companies who provide these hybrid vehicles a 100% tax write-down in the first year, plus lower NI employer contributions.

Please visit the Government website for more information.

4) Will I save money with an electric vehicle?

You can use our Fuel Savings calculator to work out how much you can save on fuel with an electric vehicle. Simply enter the annual mileage and fuel consumption of the ICE car you wish to compare against to see your yearly savings.

 

CHARGING

5) Where can I learn more about public charging points for my EV?

With new charge points being added regularly, the UK’s charging infrastructure is continuously expanding to meet the growing demand for EVs. As of the 19th March 2020, there are 18,109 devices spread across 11,232 locations, offering a total of 31,391 connectors across the UK (source Zap-Map).

Zap Map is a great website (also available as an app) that specifies where chargers suitable to your preferences are available across the entire country. For more information about charging options, click here.

6) How fast can I charge an ENYAQ iV?

Use our charging calculator to find out how fast the ENYAQ iV can be charged and compare home and public charging times.

7) Why do ŠKODA and other brands talk about an 80% charging time?

Typically, Electric Vehicle drivers would charge their car to between 20% and 80%. Like a mobile phone, charging is quickest the first 20% and once it passes 80% it slows to protect the battery’s longevity.

8) What will happen to my vehicle battery after the vehicle life?

The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009 require batteries to be taken back free of charge on request. ŠKODA UK aim to make sure that high-voltage batteries are disposed of properly. Contact your local ŠKODA retailer for further information.

9) I live in a flat and the cable for charging isn’t long enough to reach my car, can I extend it using an extension cable?

No. Extension cables cannot cope with the power draw required to charge an electric vehicle. If you are unable to find a suitable place to charge at home perhaps consider if you can charge at work, on your day to day journey or at a local public charging point (again, we would recommend using Zap Map to help you with this)

10) Who can I get a home wall box from?

Our recommended wall box provider is currently Pod Point. Please visit the Pod Point website for more information.

11) Can I charge my electric car in the rain?

Yes. The vehicle is designed to be safe whilst charging on rainy days. However, the plugs and sockets are not designed to be immersed in water. Make sure you do not allow excess water to get into the plugs or socket.

RANGE

12) What is the range of the fully electric ENYAQ iV?

Use our range calculator to get an idea of how far you could drive your electric vehicle on a single charge and how the range if affected by several factor such as weather, driving style and occupancy. 

Find out more about the ENYAQ iV here.

13) What affects the range of electric car's?

The range of electric vehicles will generally differ due to various factors. Visit our dedicated page which explains how your electric range may be affected and find our useful hints and tips about how to maximise your range.

14) Is the range of an electric vehicle significantly affected by the cold weather in the winter?

It might surprise you to learn that Norway and Canada are the countries with the most electric car drivers. As with combustion engines, electric motors do consume more energy in the cold; however, there are lots of ways to get around this. Electric cars can be heated via an app, which reduces consumption when driving. Find out more.

OTHER

15) Do you have an energy supplier partnership?

Octopus Energy is ŠKODA’s recommended energy supplier. We’ve partnered with them to give our EV customers a green energy solution that keeps their running costs down. Find out more about the Octopus Energy deal and how to sign up here

16) Can I use an electric vehicle in a car wash?

Yes. Electric vehicles are designed and tested to the same standards as conventional combustion engine vehicles and can be taken through all types of car washes.

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