Why Go Electric? If you're thinking about making a change on your driveway for the first time in about 10 years, you now have more options than you would've had last time you were car shopping.

ŠKODA Electric Range

If you’ve been pondering whether the time is right to move to electric then let us tell you that there is no better time to make the move. Here at Birchwood, we are thrilled to bring you some of the most innovative and efficient electric vehicles ever produced by ŠKODA. Take a look at our range below.

ŠKODA Electric

​ŠKODA has long been known for the quality and reliability of its cars. Here at Birchwood, we believe the new electric range only solidifies its status for providing versatile, durable and safe cars. We are incredibly proud to share the new electric iV models with you. Featuring cutting-edge lithium-ion batteries, these vehicles are the future of motoring. 

Densely packed energy cells power electric motors while sophisticated technology and an innovative battery management system maximises efficiency, provides the driver with detailed data about the battery function, and ensures the performance of the car is of the highest quality. They offer the smoothest drive without any loss of power. We believe you will be impressed with what you can achieve in terms of efficiency and performance in the ŠKODA electric range. Why not book a test drive? 

Key Benefits

Renowned for its reliability, the ŠKODA electric range offers extended benefits such as:

  • Low fuel consumption
  • Fewer or no fuel emissions
  • Fantastic electric-only driving ranges
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Amazing performance

Types of Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Explained

Everything you wanted to know about hybrid, fully electric and fuel cell cars

    What is a Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV)? A Plug-In hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) combines power from an electric motor and an efficient petrol engine. The electric-only driving range is around 30 miles, which means many journeys can be completed without using any fuel at all. The electric battery needs charging from an external power source.
    What is a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)? Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are powered solely by electric battery power. Charged at home or a public charge station, recharging is easily achieved by attachment to a suitable power outlet. With zero emissions, these cars are economical, environmentally friendly and fun to drive.

    ŠKODA Electric FAQ

    What's the difference between an electric car and a plug-in hybrid?


    Both types are equipped with a socket for charging, but otherwise they're fundamentally different. The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) combines a classic internal combustion engine with an electric motor which can be recharged from an electrical outlet as well as energy recovery while driving. Even the PHEV can be driven in pure electric mode, but the range is limited to 30 to 50 kilometres.

    Can I charge an electric car in the rain?


    Yes, you can even charge your electric car in the rain with no fear of electric shock or damage to the car. Both the car and the charger itself have several levels of protection for these cases. For example, the current doesn't tun until it's securely plugged into the socket and both car and charger aren't sure that everything's ready. 

    How far can I drive in the winter?


    With every generation of electric vehicles, the range for a single charge gets better. The ŠKODA​ VISION E study anticipates a range of up to 500 kilometres, which is sufficient for full and unrestricted travel. Just like cars with a combustion engine whose consumption in winter slightly increases, electric cars also have to use more energy in cold weather. 

    How many kilometres or recharges does the battery last for?


    Battery life in electric vehicles is very long. Experience from countries where electric cars are widely used, even as taxis, for example, shows that the batteries maintain 75 to 90% of their original capacity even after 200,000 or 300,000 kilometres, depending on the technology used. Moreover, with the development of eMobility, the cost of replacing batteries is rapidly declining. Batteries can be exchanged by parts, and warranty and service programs are developing to deal with these costs. 

    Aren't electric cars dangerous?


    Like conventional cars, electric cars also go through standard crash tests with good results. Batteries are not explosive in an accident, and electric cars can also operate without a clutch and without gearbox or engine oil, which is usually a cause of fires in a crash. Overall, they have much fewer components, which further reduces the likelihood of failure. The batteries are completely insulated from the rest of the car, and in the event of an accident, the whole system is disconnected.

    Other Electric Services Got a question or need help with an electric vehicle? If you're looking for your next vehicle, our teams at Birchwood ŠKODA will be happy to assist to help meet and exceed your requirements. Click on the link below to get in contact with your local dealership.