Emergency services will soon be powered by battery-electric technology as Škoda as the brand adds the Enyaq iV to its blue-light squad.
Škoda’s first all-electric SUV is available to blue-light fleets in two power variants – a 60 and 80 – offering a choice of 62kWh and 82 kWh batteries respectively. Offered in two-wheel drive, with an all-wheel-drive coming soon, the SUV delivers an output of up to 204PS and 310Nm of torque, the Enyaq iV is able to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 8.5 seconds and delivers a top speed of 99mph.
With a WLTP combined range of up to 333 miles on a single charge, fast charging up to 80% in approximately 38 minutes, the Enyaq iV brings electric mobility to emergency service fleets across the UK.
The manufacturer also outlined that vast reduction in moving and perishable parts, such as the single-speed transmission, will allow for less frequent maintenance and servicing, increasing available operational time and improving fleet efficiency.
A luggage capacity of 585 litres – or up to 1,710 litres with the rear seats down – provides sufficient room for blue-light customers to store and transport vital life-saving emergency equipment such as oxygen tanks, ventilators and other essential equipment.
Škoda’s iV range – which includes the Octavia iV and Superb iV – will receive the brand’s bespoke emergency service conversion treatment. This includes 360-degree lighting and a full integration of the emergency services’ communication platform within Škoda’s existing infotainment touchscreen. It ensures all functionality, such as the lighting, can be controlled through one central accessible platform.