Our test car had the bigger of the two available battery options and an official electric range of 333 miles. That doesn’t set any new benchmarks when compared with pricier versions of the Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range and Tesla Model 3, but it’s competitive for an electric family car that is on sale for £40,000.
We averaged about 3.4mpkWh during our time with the Enyaq, a figure that translates to a real-world range of just over 260 miles. That’s a fair bit below the claimed range but not unusually so for an EV. With 125kW rapid charging capability fitted, the Enyaq can be topped up from flat to an 80% charge in 38 minutes, making longer distances not too much of a pain.
It’s regrettable, however, that the 125kW charging capability is a £440 option, and then only on the version with the bigger battery. As standard, rapid charging capability tops out at 50kW, which is slightly disappointing. It’s worth taking care when speccing an Enyaq because its list price makes it look like a bit of a bargain in the electric family SUV space – although quite a few pieces of essential equipment are hidden in one of the many options packages.
Lumbar support, heated seats, the movable boot floor, keyless entry and blindspot detection are the most notable absences on the standard equipment list. Because most are part of packages, rather than available as single options, the car’s on-the-road price can quickly escalate. The Skoda is still a good deal but not quite the steal it might seem at first.