Skoda Enyaq long-term test: report 6

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 with person chatting

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 1741 List price £34,850 Target Price £34,850 Price as tested £40,005 Test range 193 miles Official range 256 miles

4 February 2022 – Stop and ask me about electric cars

I’ve written before about how queues can form at the most popular electric car chargers, but while this may sound like a negative, the flipside is that it gives you a chance to chat with other owners, as I’ve been doing recently in my Skoda Enyaq.

I met a lady at Beaconsfield services, for example, who was waiting to charge her Kia e-Niro. She’d bought it on a recommendation from What Car?, and while she’d only previously used it for local journeys, the fact that her ‘main’ car was in for repairs meant it had become her sole source of transport. And, she reported, it was brilliant.

Skoda Enyaq charging

Similarly, a young couple who asked me about my Enyaq while I was figuring out a charging point in London were treated to a full walkaround tour of the car – whether they wanted one or not. 

The point is, as I've been driving this car, I feel I’ve become something of an ambassador for electric car technology. And, who knows, perhaps that young couple will find themselves in their own Enyaq on the strength of my recommendation. I should charge commission…

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