Skoda’s new electric vehicle (EV) – the Enyaq iV – will come in three battery sizes offering up to 310 miles (500km) zero emission range.
The first Skoda production model based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform, also comes in five power variants, depending on requirements.
The entry-level model is the Enyaq iV 50; its lithium-ion battery has a gross capacity of 55 kWh (net: 52 kWh).
The rear-mounted electric motor has an output of 109 kW, offering a maximum range of up to 211 miles (340km).
This increases up to 242 miles (390km) in the 132-kW Enyaq iV 60 fitted with a 62-kWh battery (net: 58 kWh).
The rear-wheel-drive Enyaq iV 80 delivering 150 kW has the highest range of up to 310 miles (500km) under WLTP testing. Its 82-kWh battery (net: 77 kWh) is also used by the two versions equipped with a second electric motor and thus all-wheel drive: the 80X and the vRS, which deliver 195 kW and 225 kW respectively.
The top-of-the-range model accelerates from 0 to 62 in 6.2 seconds and has a top speed of 111mph. The maximum range of both all-wheel-drive variants is up to 285 miles (460km).
Quoted range, tested under the WLTP cycle, were provisional at this stage, said Skoda.
The Skoda Enyaq iV can be charged in three different ways. In addition to the conventional 230-volt household plug socket with an AC output of 2.3 kW, the vehicle can also be topped up overnight at home using a wall box delivering up to 11 kW. This takes six to eight hours depending on the size of the battery.
DC fast-charging stations with a charging output of 125 kW are the third option. These can recharge the Enyaq iV’s battery from 10% to 80% in 40 minutes.
Skoda Auto CEO, Bernhard Maier, said: “The Enyaq iV marks the beginning of a new era for Skoda, it is the figurehead of our E-Mobility campaign.
“With it, we’re making E-Mobility Simply Clever thanks to long ranges and short charging times. At the same time, the Enyaq iV takes Skoda-typical virtues such as superior interior space, a trendsetting design and maximum functionality to a new level.”
Production of the Skoda Enyaq iV will start at the end of 2020. Its market launch is scheduled to take place at the beginning of 2021.