My ENYAQ iV: Folks solely concentrate on the vary of electrical automobiles
The North Bohemian businessman now drives his electrical automobile to work each day, in addition to common journeys to Prague and Brno and different locations throughout the nation. In his phrases, the ENYAQ iV is the perfect household automobile because of its dimensions, spaciousness and boot dimension.
Even in winter time the dwelling is simple with an electrical automobile: 5 minutes earlier than you set off you possibly can swap on the heating by way of the cellular app, and by the point you get into the automobile the windscreen is defrosted and the inside is sweet and heat. And the identical goes for summer season cooling.
“I cost my automobile at work principally. It’s way more handy than going to a filling station for petrol or diesel. You don’t need to go wherever, stand by the pump after which pay. Right here I simply come to work, plug within the cable and overlook all about it. Once I go away, I’ve eighty per cent capability, which is definitely sufficient for 350 to 400 kilometres. I’m often within the forty to eighty per cent vary, which additionally extends the lifetime of the battery. The automobile is charged virtually on a regular basis, both from dwelling or work. I solely use public charging stations on longer journeys. And I pay my electrical energy invoice annually,” he says.
Josef drove the primary ten thousand kilometres with a median consumption of 14.9 kWh per hundred kilometres. For the subsequent ten thousand, in autumn and winter, the on-board pc learn 20.5 kWh/100 km. He isn’t obsessive about minimising consumption: he’s pleased to make use of full energy when overtaking and naturally he additionally makes use of the air-con and heating. In summer season, Josef Patočka can drive 5 hundred kilometres or extra on a full battery, even at a comparatively brisk tempo. In winter, the vary is a 3rd to 1 / 4 much less.
The happy driver has one other remark so as to add with reference to consumption: “If you’re driving quick on the motorway, consumption clearly will increase and the vary is decreased. In that sense it’s similar to a automobile with an inner combustion engine, the place you expend seven litres per 100 kilometres on the motorway as a substitute of the standard 5. In my case, the automobile is utilizing about 23 kWh as a substitute of 17 kWh. Heating or air-con reduces the vary by a couple of tenth.”