The Skoda Enyaq iV was the first Skoda model to use the MEB electric vehicle platform when it was unveiled in Prague on September 1 last year. It has several parts and technologies in common with the Volkswagen ID.4, but we are a little surprised to see it not live up to the VW in the moose test
The ID.4 recently completed a test organized by km77.com at a speed of 45.36 miles per hour (73 kilometers per hour) in June, proving to be very successful in comparison to its competitors. The publication’s test driver subsequently stated that the electric SUV feels predictable, yet the stability control system doesn’t always function correctly. It’s a similar story with the bigger Enyaq iV, which despite this, only achieved a maximum speed of 65 mph (105 km/h).
The best speed the Czech SUV EV reaches without colliding with the cones is 41.63 mph (67 kph), which is a particularly poor result for an electric car. Overall, the vehicle behaves similarly to the ID.4, with electronic stability control braking a rear wheel to pass through the cones. The SUV does however begin to oversteer from the second swerve onwards.
When attempting to go faster, the same movement of the chassis becomes more apparent and less unpredictable. When the car begins to oversteer, the ESC takes control in order to stabilize it, but the test driver explains that the main issue is that the Enyaq iV loses control once again towards the end of the moose test with it launching into a state of oversteer.
About The Skoda Enyaq iV
The Skoda Enyaq iV SUV is a plug-in hybrid that has been tested with a 58 kWh (usable) battery. The car weighs about 4,300 pounds in this configuration (1,950 kg). Although the Volkswagen ID.4 in the same specification weighs around 4169 lbs (1891 kg), it does not appear to be enough of a difference for the two to account for the performance gap.