Emergency services will soon be powered by battery electric technology as Skoda adds the brand’s first all-electric SUV – the Enyaq iV – to its blue-light range of vehicles.
The Enyaq iV 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 all-wheel drive coming soon – and delivering 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.
It also has a combined range of up to 333 miles on a single charge, and fast charging up to 80 per cent in approximately 38 minutes.
Skoda says the vast reduction in moving and perishable parts – for example, the single speed transmission – will allow for less frequent maintenance and servicing, increasing available operational time and improving fleet efficiency.
The vehicle has a ground clearance of 186mm and 15.4- and 16.7-degree approach and departure angles, as well as rear-wheel drive, and an all-wheel drive version is also in the pipeline.
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.
Skoda’s iV range – that includes 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 Skoda’s existing infotainment touchscreen.