The ŠKODA Enyaq iV can now charge at up to 125kW as standard for the 80 model, or at up to 120kW for the 60 model; previously, both models had a maximum charging rate of up to 50kW as standard.
This means that the charge time (to 80%) for the Enyaq iV 80 is reduced from 1 hour 10 minutes to just 38 minutes with 125kW DC charging. The Enyaq iV 60 charging time to 80% using a 120kW charger is reduced from 55 minutes to 35 minutes.
While the majority of the UK’s public DC rapid chargers have an output of 50kW, a new generation of high output chargers is being installed across the country. These advanced new units have outputs ranging between 120kW and 350kW and have been designed to dramatically shorten charging periods.
All Enyaq iV models can charge at any rapid charger equipped with an industry-standard CCS connection.
When fully charged, the new ŠKODA Enyaq iV 60 delivers a WLTP combined range of 255 miles while the Enyaq iV 80 has a WLTP combined range of 336 miles. The 80 SportLine model has a WLTP combined range of 330 miles.
The UK’s public rapid charging network for electric cars continues to expand with around 250 new connections going live every month. There are currently 4,770 rapid DC public chargers live at 3,060 sites around the UK. There are also more than 1,100 ultra-rapid (100kW+) units now online.
Another item of ŠKODA Enyaq iV news that you might have missed is that the Enyaq iV was available in rear-wheel drive-only form when it was first launched, but it’s also now available with all-wheel drive.
The new, all-wheel-drive 80x SportLine model is also the most powerful Enyaq iV to date with twin motors delivering an output of 195kW (265PS), and the 82kWh battery giving a range of 303 miles; it’s priced from £46,610.
The ŠKODA Enyaq Coupé iV has also been introduced, with a range of up to 332 miles.