Real-World Variability. What Affects Range?

The WLTP test is performed in controlled test conditions to provide customers the ability to see a like-for-like comparison.
In the real world, as with petrol or diesel vehicles, there are multiple factors that influence and impact range performance:

How long to charge? Fully electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) such as the Enyaq or Superb PHEV, respectively, require manual charging. How long this will take will vary. This is because an EV or PHEVs battery capacity will vary from vehicle to vehicle. Charging times depend on the charging method too…
Socketed - 4 Hours When you connect your EV or PHEV to a specially installed domestic chargepoint, you’ll benefit from faster charging speeds because they’re rated at 7 kW.
Tethered - 1 Hour The majority of public charge points come with a charging cable already attached, hence the ‘tethered’ term. Most public access points offer rapid-charging speeds (50 kW and higher), which means you can pause your journey, top up your battery and be underway within an hour.

Where Can I Charge my Electric Vehicle?

Whether you decide to pick up a pure-electric or plug-in hybrid ŠKODA, you’ll have plenty of charging options.


With more than 48,400 publicly accessible chargers situated all over the UK, you’re never far from your next EV or PHEV top up.

You can connect your EV or PHEV’s charge cable to a standard domestic power supply – or you can attach it to a dedicated fast-charging wallbox.

With your employer’s permission, you can charge your vehicle via one of your business/organisation’s three-pin sockets. If your employer has had the foresight to install fast-charging charge points, even better.

Benefits of electric

There are plenty of sound reasons for making the switch to electric. For instance, a fully electric car produces zero harmful emissions while a plug-in hybrid produces considerably fewer emissions than a regular car. Also, you won’t be charged for driving your vehicle in areas where there’s a levy on the production of excess harmful emissions, such as London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Cost of daily use
Compared to conventional cars, a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle is much more affordable to run. This is because electricity is cheaper than fossil fuel. Even if you choose a plug-in hybrid ŠKODA, its electric motor takes the pressure off the petrol engine, thus ensuring greater fuel savings.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that all electrified ŠKODA vehicles are exempt from Clean Air Zone charges, including the ULEZ tariff in London.
Cost of maintenance In most cases, an EV is more affordable to maintain due to its electric powertrain being comprised of fewer working parts, which means it’s less likely to malfunction.
Government’s electric schemes Via the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), the government offers a variety of electric and hybrid grant schemes. Full details can be found at GOV.UK: grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Ford Electric & Hybrid Range
Select a Vehicle Our electrified ŠKODA vehicles include the fully electric Enyaq and the plug-in hybrid Superb variant.
Contact Us Please get in touch with ŠKODA Chichester or Eastbourne today to make your test drive appointment. A member of our team will be only too happy to accompany you and answer any questions you might have.