Easily and comfortably
Drivers of the ENYAQ iV won’t have to change their habits too much. The iV ecosystem makes it possible to charge easily and comfortable both at home and on the road.
The MyŠKODA Powerpass enables drivers to charge their cars all over Europe. Access to charging stations is provided by a card of the same name with an RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) chip. The user can manage their account in the MyŠKODA Powerpass app. A map with charging stations, price rates, charging history and invoices with monthly billing are also available there.
▶ The energy storage device reduces storage batteries’ carbon footprint by a half.
Energy on your journeys
Customers can easily find the nearest charging station either in the MyŠKODA Powerpass application or on the display inside their cars. They can use the card to recharge at:
▶ Regular charging stations, such as at shopping malls
▶ IONITY super-fast chargers on international transport routes and motorways
▶ Publicly accessible charging points in the ŠKODA sales network
charging stations across Europe can currently be used with the MyŠKODA Powerpass service
Second life of storage batteries
Public AC fast chargers with an output of 11 to 22 kW are becoming part of the services provided by the ŠKODA sales and service network. Operating them is easier with the ŠKODA iV power storage system, which utilises used batteries from EVs and plug-in hybrids. The useful and green solution, which lets you charge at night at a reduced rate and consume at peak times, brings dealers financial savings and ensures network stability.
PARAMETRY A BENEFITY
▶ Capacity: 200 kWh
▶ Composition: 4 BEV or 20 PHEV storage batteries
▶ Environmentally friendly
▶ Extends battery life
▶ Stores energy obtained from photovoltaics
▶ Improving the lithium-ion batteries will soon reduce charging times significantly.
A look into the future
Will inductive charging gain a foothold?
Experts have high hopes for this method of wireless charging that we know from mobile phones. The system uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two coils – parking spaces will be equipped with the transmitters and car chassis with the receivers. A parked electric car will slowly be recharged without its driver having to worry about it. Slow and smooth charging can also be provided by solar chargers on the car body. But first, it is important that solar cells become more efficient.
of its lifetime the car
is in idle state
New technologies in the future may take the edge off the transmission system if charging stations become heavily loaded. For example, ŠKODA AUTO, in cooperation with PRE and Chakratec, has introduced the Kinetic Power Booster solution in which energy is stored by a flywheel able to release the energy with an output twice that of the local power grid’s capacity.
In the paradise of eMobility
California, the promised land of electric cars, boasts a very dense charging infrastructure. Almost 40 million people live in the state, which covers 424,000 km2 and has over 25,000 public charging stations (with voltages of 240 V and higher). It is often only a few kilometres from one charger to another, even in more remote locations. The stations are on the edge of the parking lots of virtually all shopping centres, which are found all across the state. Around 10 percent of fast-charging stations are located there.
Charging their cars in their own garages is what many customers prefer to do. However, it takes several hours when using standard power sockets. A solution may be the so-called wallboxes or the ŠKODA iV Charger on the wall with an integrated cable enabling a connection to the car. The three-phase devices provide alternating current (AC) and have a maximum output of 11 kW. A single-phase version with a maximum output of 7.4 kW will be available in selected markets. It comes with a 4.5- or 7.5-metre Type 2 charging cable, which is what the European carmakers use.
Interested customers can choose one of three options:
▶ ŠKODA iV
Basic version for undemanding customers who want to drive to the wallbox, connect their car and start charging right away.
▶ ŠKODA iV
The smart charger with RFID reader may be used only by authorised card holders and is, therefore, suitable for shared garages, among others. The user connects to it via Wi-Fi and LAN and controls the process through an application.
▶ ŠKODA iV
It also contains an electricity meter, which enables you to divide the billing for energy between private and company cars – something that business customers will welcome. The LTE module allows connection to the wallbox via mobile Internet.
▶ The ŠKODA iV Charger Connect+ has its own electricity meter.
▶ Anyone who is interested should visit a ŠKODA dealership. Their parking conditions will be assessed there, and they will be advised on which wallbox to select. At their dealers, customers place an order for the ŠKODA iV Charger, infrastructure check and installation. The complexity is determined by having a certified installation partner inspect the installation site – the so-called Home Check. Someone will only need to have an existing socket modified and the wallbox installed; another customer will need to have a new line from the main switchboard laid.
VAD/3 – eMobility