Why Go Electric? We at Station Garage are delighted to introduce the ŠKODA electric range. Designed to make our future cleaner,

these models represent the cutting edge of automotive design and engineering. Find out more about our electric ŠKODA models in West Sussex today.

Benefits of Buying Electric

While the primary benefit of choosing an electric vehicle is the reduced impact on the environment, there are plenty of other advantages to making the switch. Not only will you be helping to reduce air and noise pollution, you’ll also enjoy lower running costs, more affordable maintenance and cheaper road tax. There are performance benefits too: torque is delivered instantly, meaning EVs accelerate rapidly, and because many models feature only one gear, the ride is smooth and seamless.

Key benefits include:

  • Kinder to the environment
  • Lower running and maintenance costs
  • Cheaper road tax
  • Faster acceleration
  • Government incentives

*All prices shown are Škoda UK’s Manufacturer Direct Price and may vary from time to time (this includes where there are changes in regulation and/or legislation). Vehicle is Sold by Škoda UK, a trading division of Volkswagen Group, United Kingdom Limited. Škoda UK’s Manufacturer Direct Price includes: delivery to retailer, number plates, new vehicle registration fee, the first year’s Vehicle Excise Duty and VAT (calculated at 20%). There may be a delay in any price displaying correctly on our website and materials and it is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some vehicles may be incorrectly priced. Always obtain prices from your chosen retailer who act as agents on behalf of Škoda UK.

Types of Electric/Hybrid

ŠKODA has both plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its line-up.

    All-electric An all-electric vehicle (EV) uses a battery pack and electric motor to provide power, instead of an internal combustion engine. Most modern EVs have a range of 100-300 miles, and must be connected to an electrical power supply to charge.
    Plug-in hybrid A plug-in hybrid vehicle features a battery and electric motor which can provide all-electric power over short distances, as well as a boost to the engine during acceleration. It must be plugged into an electrical power source to charge the battery.


    How does an electric car work?


    Electric vehicles use a large battery pack, which powers an electric motor, which in turn propels the car. They must be plugged into an electrical source in order to recharge the battery.

    What is the range of the electric cars?


    The Enyaq iv currently has a range up to 340 miles, plenty for most journeys. However, there are lots of factors that affect a car’s range, including driving style, speed and the temperature outside and inside the car.

    How long does charging my vehicle take?


    The fastest way is DC charging from a charger designed specifically for electric vehicles. Charging is a non-linear process - it takes just 36 minutes to charge a high-voltage battery from 10% to 80% capacity at fast-charging stations, but the remaining 20% can take about the same length of time.

    What is the lifespan of an electric vehicle battery?


    Several factors play a role, particularly driving style, car care and adherence to prescribed maintenance schedules. Although, the guaranteed battery life of a Škoda is eight years or around 100,000 Miles. In the case of the Enyaq iV and Enyaq Coupé iV, the battery capacity is guaranteed not to drop below 70% of its original level during this time.

    What are the regular service intervals?


    Electric vehicles such as the Enyaq iV require a service every two years, compared to hybrid and combustion engine vehicles which require a service every year.​

    How comfortable are electric cars?


    In the case of our Enyaq range – very! A comfortable family SUV that with an electric motor rather than a combustion engine powering it, is much quieter in the cockpit and cabin providing a much more comfortable long journey.

    Is it necessary to start up a Skoda electric car?


    No, that’s something you’ll never have to do again. Once you’re in, just press the brake pedal – and that’s it. The car is then activated, as indicated by a message displayed on the Virtual Cockpit.

    How can I charge my car at home?


    Whilst some vehicles can be plugged into a regular domestic socket, charging this way does take a very long time. The faster, and more practical solution, is to have a home wallbox (charging pod) installed.

    There are several brands of home charging pods available. At Station Garage, we have partnered with Ohme, a home ePOD which ensures you charge at the cheapest and greenest times. We would be happy to discuss which charging technology would be right for you. Contact us to find out more.​

    Where can I charge my car when I am out and about?


    There are many free electric car charge points in the UK. Most supermarkets, shopping centres, car parks, hotels and service stations are fully equipped to offer charging whilst you wait. However it is always recommended to plan ahead.

    You can find your local charging points by visiting https://www.zap-map.com.

    What is regenerative braking?


    Regenerative braking is a method of braking in which energy is extracted as the vehicle slows, then stored in the battery for use during acceleration. In the ENYAQ iV there are stalks beneath the steering wheel allowing the user to set the recuperation intensity.  

    How much does it cost to run an electric car? Is it worth it?


    Electric vehicles have many benefits. Not only do they help to reduce pollution, but they are also inexpensive to run and cost less to maintain than a combustion engine vehicle. Many come with advanced technology too.

    Typically, electric vehicles cost between 2-4p per mile to run. Costs depend on your electricity provider and their tariffs, as well as vehicle use and adherence to prescribed maintenance schedules. (On average in the UK a petrol/diesel car would be around 40p per mile).

    Click here to use the Skoda Electric Car Running Cost Calculator to calculate savings on transportation to see if an electric vehicle is right for you.

    Are electric cars better for the environment?


    Yes – EVs don’t produce any CO2 emissions, and because they’re near-silent, they also help to reduce noise pollution.

    What does PHEV stand for?


    PHEV stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle.

    What is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) ?


    A plug-in hybrid is a vehicle that is powered by a combustion engine in combination with an electric motor. This is powered by a battery pack, and plug-in hybrids must be connected to an electrical source for the battery to recharge.

    Are the lifespan and service requirements of a hybrid the same as a fully electric vehicle?


    The lifespan of a hybrid and electric vehicle are comparable. A hybrid vehicle requires a service every year, whereas a fully electric vehicle only requires a service every two years.

    Do hybrid cars cost more to maintain?


    Routine maintenance is no more expensive on hybrid vehicles than on those running solely on a combustion engine.

    What electric cars are available?


    A range of Škoda electric cars is available here at Station Garage. View the available models here or chat to our sales team to learn more about the line-up.