ŠKODA Enyaq iV electric car is ready to turn blue-light fleets green

ŠKODA will soon offer the emergency services its new all-electric Enyaq iV as a blue light version. This is ideal as the UK government continues on its ‘Road-to-Zero’ strategy and more and more emergency services and National Health Service (NHS) trusts are trialling zero-emissions vehicles.

Recently, the UK government announced they will be trialling Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles (EVs) in some areas. Currently, there is a push with the move to zero-emissions vehicles ahead of the government’s plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030. It is good to see them leading by example.

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The Enyaq iV is available to blue-light fleets with a choice of 62kWh and 82 kWh batteries respectively. These can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100kph) in 8.5 seconds with a top speed of 99mph (159kph).

Currently, it’s offered in a two-wheel-drive version but an all-wheel-drive model is on the way soon. The  Enyaq iV offers a combined range of up to 333 miles (536km) from a single charge and can be fast-charged up to 80 percent in around 38 minutes.

Another big advantage for the emergency services is the relative simplicity of the Enyaq iV’s platform and powertrain. There’s a huge reduction in moving and perishable parts that require less frequent maintenance and servicing. As a result, it increases the available operational time for improved fleet efficiency.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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