The All-Electric Skoda ENYAQ iV SUV: The Complete Guide For Ireland

Price: € 49,910
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: 62 kWh/ 82 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 397 - 545 km
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)

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The All-Electric Skoda ENYAQ iV SUV

Skoda Auto, more commonly referred to as Skoda, is headquartered in the Czech Republic. The company was established in 1895.  In 1991, the company become part of the German automotive group, Volkswagen. Skoda vehicles are sold in over 100 countries.

Skoda is committed to an electrification strategy, to include, launching up to 10 electric vehicles, with 6 pure-electric models by 2025.  According to the company, “By 2022, we will be investing a full two billion Euros into eMobility and new mobile services. These investments encompass new products and the production, purchase, quality and launch of new electric vehicles.”

The Citigo-e IV is the first all-electric vehicle from Skoda targeted at the urban consumer. Order books for this BEV opened in December 2019. The all-electric SKODA ENYAQ iV is the first pure electric SUV from SKODA. The e-SUV went on sale in 2020. The SKODA electric vehicles range includes:

The Skoda ENYAQ iV is Skoda’s first pure electric SUV and second battery-electric vehicle (BEV). The EV uses the Volkswagen Group’s MEB EV platform (the Volkswagen ID.3 uses the same platform). The nameplate has been derived from the Irish name ‘Enya’, which means ‘source of life’. The ‘E’ refers to electromobility and the ‘Q’ characterising the final letters of SKODA’s SUV family.

Without an iota of doubt, the Skoda Enyaq electric SUV has much to offer families and company-car drivers keen to migrate to electric driving. The EV is available in two EV battery sizes, and as a front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) variant. Fantastic, as this increases the broader appeal of the Skoda EV to a larger consumer base.

In terms of practical emission-free electric range, both EV battery sizes have much to offer, depending on the commuting needs of the family or company-car driver. The 62 kWh EV battery has an electric range up to 397 km (WLTP), while the 82 kWh has a claimed e-range up to 545 km (WLTP).

Even adjusting for real-world driving conditions, both options remain useful! For the 62 kWh expect a real-world range closer to 335 km, while for the larger EV battery, 450 km will be more realistic. More than adequate for city and longer distance motorway driving.

The Skoda Enyaq EV incorporates a single-phase (7.2 KW AC) onboard charger as standard. Given that the majority of homes in Ireland have single-phase power supply, the single-phase onboard charger is appropriate. The 62 kWh EV can be fully charged (single-phase) in 9 hours and 30 minutes using a dedicated residential EV charger like myenergi zappi. The 82 kWh can be full charged in 13 hours using single-phase charging. Though the electric car can be charged via a domestic 3-PIN socket, we at e-zoomed discourage the use of a domestic socket to charge an electric car.

We at e-zoomed recommend charging overnight when the electricity prices are lower. We also recommend charging on a regular basis. This way charging times are reduced and regular charging is good for the long-term maintenance of the onboard EV battery. Skoda offers a 8 years/ 160,000 km warranty.

The Skoda ENYAQ iV also offers DC charging capability. The larger EV battery can be fast charged up to 135 kW DC, while the smaller EV battery can be charged up to 120 kW DC. The 62 kWh EV battery can be charged 10%-80% in 35 minutes, while the 82 kWh battery can be charged up to 80% in 36 minutes. Just enough time for a short motorway break.

For those with access to only 50 kW DC, the 62 kWh will take 55 minutes to charge up to 80%. The 82 kWh will take up to 70 minutes. Though these DC charging speeds are adequate, it is worth noting that some of the newer pure electric cars are offering even faster DC charging capability.

The manufacturer offers the following features and technology. Some as standard, others as options: front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera, lane assist, keyless stop/stop system, 13″ touchscreen infotainment display, assisted drive package basic, climate package basic and more! In terms of practicality, the Enyaq family SUV is compelling. Ample headroom, legroom, interior space, comfort and more. The available boot space is 585 L.

In terms of performance, the entry-level Skoda Enyaq iV 60 achieves 0-100 km/h in 8.4 seconds (max power: 179 PS/ torque: 310 Nm). For the all-wheel drive 82 kWh variant, the EV can achieve 0-100 km/h in 6.7 seconds (max power: 265 PS/ torque: 425 Nm). The top speed of the EV is 160 km/h. Of course, the electric car also benefits from instant torque.

Bottom-line, electric driving is good for the environment and the wallet!

Affordable electric SUV for families and good all-rounderOnboard charger limited to single-phase (7.2 kW)
Two EV battery sizes on offerAll-wheel drive is not available as standard
Good pure electric rangeNot all variants come with 135 kW DC charging as standard


The All-Electric Skoda ENYAQ iV SUV (credit: Skoda)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body Type:SUV
Available In Ireland:Yes

Variants (7 Options)
Skoda ENYAQ iV 60 (from € 49,910)
Skoda ENYAQ iV 80 (from € 56,661)
Skoda ENYAQ iV 80X (from € 59,621)
Skoda ENYAQ iV Sportline 60 (from € 59,901)
Skoda ENYAQ iV Sportline 80 (from € 64,231)
Skoda ENYAQ iV Sportline 80X (from € 67,011)
Skoda ENYAQ iV RS (from € 72,555)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in two battery sizes: 62 kWh/ 82 kWh
Charging:Up to 135 kW Rapid Charging. Onboard charger: 7.2 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 160,000 km

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity: 16.7 kWh€ 4.00
Battery net capacity: 30.0 kWh€ 7.19
Battery net capacity: 39.2 kWh€ 9.39
Battery net capacity: 45.0 kWh€ 10.78
Battery net capacity: 50.0 kWh€ 11.98
Battery net capacity: 64.0 kWh€ 15.34
Battery net capacity: 71.0 kWh€ 17.01
Battery net capacity: 77.0 kWh€ 18.45
Battery net capacity: 90.0 kWh€ 21.57
Battery net capacity: 100.0 kWh€ 23.97
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in Ireland varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for Ireland is 23.97 cents/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Height (mm):1616
Width (mm):1879
Length (mm):4649
Wheelbase (mm):2765
Turning Circle (m):9.3
Boot Capacity (L):585

EV Battery Capacity:62 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):397 km
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):159.4 – 167.1
Charging:120 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 35 mins). Onboard charger: 7.2kW AC (0%-100%: 9hrs 30 mins)
Top Speed:160 km/h
0-100 km/h:8.4 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Electric Motor (kW):132
Max Power (PS):179
Torque (Nm):310
Total Vehicle Weight (kg):2,500
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

ENYAQ iV 80/80X
EV Battery Capacity:82 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):493 – 545 km
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):157.1 – 177.1
Charging:135 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 29-36 mins). Onboard charger: 7.2 kW AC (0%-100%: 13 hrs)
Top Speed:160 km/h
0-100 km/h:6.7 – 8.2 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)/ All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):150 – 190
Max Power (PS):204 – 265
Torque (Nm):310 – 425
Total Vehicle Weight (kg):2,600 – 2,750
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

Ireland: EV Market Overview

As is the case in a number of global markets, to include, the European Union and the United Kingdom, the sale of electric cars in Ireland is also fast gaining momentum. In 2022, a total of 23,356 new electric cars were registered in Ireland. BEVs commanded the highest market share (67.13%), between the different types of electric cars, with PHEVs commanding just over 30% market share. The majority of the plug-in hybrids registered were petrol plug-in hybrids, with only very few diesel plug-in hybrids registered.

We can expect this trend to continue, given the significant increase in electric range, affordability and choice of pure electric cars in Ireland. Top EV brands in Ireland in 2022: Volkswagen, Hyundai, Kia, BMW and Volvo. Other popular electric car brands include: Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Peugeot and Audi.

In January 2023, battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), accounted for over 20% of all new cars registered in Ireland. A total of 3,674 BEVs and 1,900 PHEVs were registered. The all-electric IONIQ 5 was the best-selling EV in Ireland in January 2023.

The government has set a target of 936,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030, with 845,000 to be private passenger cars. This will be approximately a third of the vehicles on roads in Ireland (currently there are 2.8 million vehicles on the road). Like many other governments, Ireland is committed to ending the sale of internal combustion engine (ICE) cars by 2030.

The government is committed to the rapid adoption of electric cars in the country. The Department of Transport has committed€100 million for EV subsidies in 2022 (almost double the commitment in 2021). The grant for private electric vehicles is up to€5,000 on qualifying battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), do not qualify for the electric vehicle grant.

Top 5 Electric Cars (2022) Market Share (%)
Volkswagen ID.412.77%
Hyundai IONIQ 54.99%
Tesla Model 34.47%
Kia EV64.09%
Volkswagen ID.33.96%

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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