The large and spacious Skoda Enyaq iV, equipped with the smallest battery pack. Can this be lived with or will the most popular electric car in the Netherlands fall mercilessly through the basket?
Those who have set their sights on a Skoda Enyaq iV can choose from two battery packs: 58 kWh or 77 kWh. Then we are talking about a range of 397 consecutive 544 kilometers. That’s quite a big difference. From Amsterdam this means that you will not reach Paris on a full battery or you will.
Pills against range anxiety
Yet this time we opt for the Skoda Enyaq iV 60, with the smallest battery pack. That number has been rounded up because the usable battery capacity is 58 kWh. We put a jar of pills against a possible range fear in the glove compartment and hit the road!
On the digital instruments we see a battery status of 80 percent and a range of 230 kilometers. That is a lot less than promised, but that distance is determined on the basis of how economically or economically the previous driver drove. Then we just hope that he is not called Max Verstappen and can drive further than the car predicts.
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Fortunately: after a journey of 82 kilometers, the car still indicates a range of 200 kilometers. It helped that we drove during rush hour. The speed sometimes barely exceeded 80 km/h. As long as your name is not Max Verstappen, you will continue with the Skoda Enyaq iV.
A day later we connect the Skoda Enyaq iV to the charging station for the first time and when we return the battery pack is 100 percent charged and we see a range of 270 kilometers. Not yet the promised 397 kilometers, but we don’t have to drive with sloshing armpits because of the fear that we will come to a stop along the road with an empty battery.
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Stress-free light metal
We did get those sloshing armpits, but from the huge 21-inch alloy wheels with which our test car is equipped. They look really beautiful but quickly get parking damage. In that regard, it would help if the wing mirrors tilted down a little when reversing into a parking space so that you can see the edge of the pavement. The Enyaq iV is standard on stress-free 19-inch alloy.
Skoda Enyaq iV: neatly used
We drive our fixed test route of 100 kilometers. With a constant speed of 100 km/h, the Skoda Enyaq iV achieves a power consumption of 18.5 kWh/100 km. That’s neat. If you drive the full battery of 58 kWh completely empty, you should get 313 kilometers away. The range specified by Skoda is finally coming into view.
For comparison, we use our previous range test of the Skoda Enyaq iV 80. The version with the large battery was only slightly less economical (19.1 kWh/100 km) and its range was 402 kilometers. In practice, the difference in range is therefore not 150 kilometers (the difference between 397 and 544 km), but 89 kilometers.
Conclusion: small battery Skoda Enyaq iV nothing wrong with that
After driving the Skoda Enyaq iV 60 for a week, we can conclude that there is nothing wrong with the combination of a large SUV with a small battery. Admittedly, we didn’t drive all the way to Paris, but we don’t foresee any problems. The navigation system shows you where to stop for power.
On the outward journey you have to charge once more often, but how bad is that? And how many times a year do you cover such a distance? Moreover, you have to spend an extra 5900 euros at the destination, the additional cost of the Skoda Enyaq iV 80. We would know.
Read the complete driving test of the Skoda Enyaq iV 60 Auto Review 04/23.
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