Skoda Enyaq long-term test: report 3

Is it possible to live with an electric car even if you can't charge it up at home? We're finding out with the help of the Skoda Enyaq electric SUV...

Skoda Enyaq infotainment screen

The car Skoda Enyaq iV 60 Loft Nav Run by Darren Moss, deputy editor

Why it’s here To show that it’s possible to use an electric car as your sole vehicle, even if you can’t charge it at home

Needs to Have enough range to not need charging every day, be comfortable for longer trips, and function as a mobile office when needed

Mileage 816 List price £35,375 Target Price £35,375 Price as tested £40,005 Test range 210 miles Official Range 256 miles

3 December 2021 – Measuring up

I like big screens. In my home office, for example, I have two curved 32in computer monitors set up, allowing me to be a bastion of productivity during office hours and a gaming god in the evening. So when I noted that the driver information display in my Skoda Enyaq measures just 5.3in, I’ll admit to feeling a little short-changed.

Skoda Enyaq driver information screen

There’s nothing wrong with how the display works in principle – it shows me my range, speed, driving data and which assistance systems are active perfectly well – I just wish it was a bit larger. There’s no add-on option to do this, but I could pay £740 for a head-up display as part of Skoda’s ‘infotainment package plus’ if I wanted the most pertinent information to be beamed onto the windscreen.

The Enyaq also has a 13in central touchscreen for infotainment, and while I’d prefer traditional buttons and dials, the system is at least quicker to respond to my inputs than the one in the closely related Volkswagen ID.4.

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