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.
When will ŠKODA electric vehicles be available?
The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV is open for order. Starting at just £34,085 and with an electrifying
variety of features including mobile connectivity, a digital cockpit, and two
high-capacity battery options, the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV is made different.
What are the benefits of having a PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric
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.
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.
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: [https://www.zap-map.com/]).
Zap Map is a great website
(also available as an app) that specifies where chargers suitable to your preferences
are available across the
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Is the range of an electric vehicle significantly affected by the
cold weather in the
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. Most electric vehicles also come with heated seats, which can be more economical than
using the heater to stay
warm in the winter months.