RObert has all the time been a automobile fanatic, having discovered to drive on the age of 17 and acquired behind the wheel as quickly as he might. He owns many luxurious vehicles from many manufacturers, together with the standard ones from the Isles. Though there was by no means a Skoda automobile in his storage earlier than this.

“Beforehand, the operating value of my six or eight-cylinder engine by no means apprehensive me. That has modified, rocketing all gasoline prices and local weather change is a matter, so I made a decision it was time to go electrical,” Robert explains.

He by no means considered shopping for a hybrid car whereas researching what the alternate options have been. “I knew that after I would go electrical, it will be fully electrical. I by no means noticed the purpose in having all of the unfavourable points of a combustion engine, together with the additional load of batteries. Plus, I needed to have a supply always. I do not like swapping powertrains from one supply to a different,” explains Robert.

He didn’t discover a lot within the present electrical supply. He unintentionally got here throughout the ENYAQ iV when he noticed the electrical SUV within the showroom. He cherished the seems and the way spacious it’s for each passengers and baggage. He took it for a check drive – and that was it. He enrolled on the spot.

Robert Innes and his spouse Rikki

Their model new car debuted in Leeds on the finish of June because the ENYAQ iV. “Even thus far I’ve solely seen yet another right here on the highway,” admits Robert.

She has lined a bit of over 4,300 miles thus far, most of which is a 12-mile day by day commute to and from work. However he took the electrical SUV again on a protracted journey to Whitby and on a cost, and for a weekend within the Cotswolds, which took a bit of planning alongside the best way on account of charging.

“I used a map of UK charging factors referred to as Zap Map. Every little thing went effectively, solely one of many 4 chargers was working in a single place and it was busy. I didn’t panic as there was greater than 100 miles to go. So I simply acquired one other charger at a steakhouse 5 miles away and had a stunning meal whereas the automobile was charging,” he smiles.

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