Škoda Ireland has announced that its first fully electric vehicle the Škoda iV has arrived in Irish showrooms. Priced from €37,465 inclusive of grants and rebates, the entry ENYAQ 60 has a WLTP range of up to 412 km. The ENYAQ 80 has enhanced equipment levels with a WLTP range of up to 535 km and is priced from €44,712. The ENYAQ iV is being offered exclusively with a service and maintenance package including replacement tyres.
Škoda have placed particular focus on the charging experience. 80% of ENYAQ iV charging is expected to occur at home. Customers can complement their ENYAQ iV with a ŠKODA iV Charger wall box unit installed by ŠKODA’s professional and safe registered electrical contractors. The Škoda iV Charger can charge an ENYAQ 60 from 0% to 100% in just 6 hours and 15 minutes (eight times faster than a regular plug socket).
Inevitably the Škoda ENYAQ iV will need to be charged when away from home. For this Škoda have launched PowerPass. PowerPass is a clever solution for accessing the public charging network.
A mobile app and card enables customers to locate and access more than 1,667 charging points across Ireland, including the ESB network. It also provides some of the most competitive rates for IONITY DC fast charging. PowerPass knows if charge points are available or occupied and provides access to charging points in Northern Ireland, GB and the EU.
Commenting on the launch of the ENYAQ iV, Ciara Breen, Škoda Ireland said, “The Škoda brand has tremendous momentum in Ireland recording annual market share of 9% for the first time ever with a third place ranking in the market looking very achievable in 2022. We are confident the new ENYAQ will fuel further success for the brand. Availability will improve next year with 1,200 ENYAQ iV secured for Ireland.
Škoda have also indicated that a SportLine version and an all-wheel drive 80x version, will be launched in 2022 with prices and specifications to be confirmed at a later date.