Electric Skoda Citigo e iV: all UK models sold out
The Skoda Citigo e iV has a price of £17,455 but initial 400 cars have been sold
- Skoda temporarily halts Citigo e iV orders
- Citigo e iV has 170-mile range
- Two trim levels available
The Skoda Citigo e iV has temporarily sold out. The initial UK allocation of 400 cars is now spoken for, so Skoda is no longer accepting orders. That’s despite the significantly higher cost of Skoda’s first electric car compared with the discontinued petrol models.
Like all electric cars, the Citigo is expensive to buy but costs very little to run. It starts at £17,455 once the government’s £3,000 grant is applied, and is a rival to the mechanically similar SEAT Mii electric and Volkswagen e-up!, as well as the Smart EQ ForTwo and ForFour.
There are two trim levels to choose from, called SE and SE L. SE kicks off the two-model line-up and offers the essentials, including DAB radio, climate control and remote central locking, plus a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever. Upgrading to SE L brings the cost up to £19,815 after the grant, but offers a much better equipment list; alloy wheels and body-coloured mirror caps and door handles give the exterior a boost, while rear parking sensors, heated front seats and ambient lighting are also included. The SE L trim level comes with fast-charging capability of up to 40kWh.
The price of the SE L model is almost identical to the SEAT Mii electric, which costs £19,300. However, the Mii does offer a few extra bits of kit, including lane-keeping assist, sports seats and cruise control.
There hasn’t been a huge change in the Citigo’s styling for the electric model compared to the conventional petrol powered variants but there are subtle differences to mark this out as the electric version. There’s a body-coloured blanked-off grille, a smoother front bumper, a charging socket in place of the fuel filler nozzle and a fresh set of aerodynamically efficient wheels alongside the e iV badging. LED running lights are standard and the wing mirrors now incorporate indicators.
Skoda has claimed the 36.8kWh battery is enough to achieve a maximum WLTP tested range of 170 miles between charges. The electric motor in the Citigo e iV is good enough for a 0-62mph time of 12.5 seconds and a top speed of 81mph.
Charging to 80% takes one hour using a CCS cable connected to a 40kWh fast charger. A 7.2kWh wallbox gives an 80% charge in just over four hours. From a standard three-pin plug, recharging to full capacity takes 12.5 hours.
Read how the petrol-powered Skoda Citigo fares in our guide to the best city cars on sale.