Made an order on a Skoda Citigoe IV, wonder if anybody has done the same?
Please would you ask them if the cable is locked when the Citigoe charges? I have one on order and have bought a cable in readiness but am concerned that someone could just unplug the cable and steal itMy local dealer, Fish Bros Swindon, got their demonstrator yesterday and I have booked a test drive for this weekend.
They all lock. It’s more to do with stopping the charge before you unplug but also stops someone taking the cable.Please would you ask them if the cable is locked when the Citigoe charges? I have one on order and have bought a cable in readiness but am concerned that someone could just unplug the cable and steal it
I saw a review video (of the VW e-up) and they couldn't get the app to work either because when the app asked for the mileage and they entered it the app then said it was wrong so they couldn't connect.Thanks to Fish Brothers Skoda Swindon (and particularly Rashida and Paul) I had a short test drive in their newly acquired Citigo e IV. They only received the car two days ago and are still learning their way around it. I could have waited a couple of days until their electric car expert was back, but I couldn’t wait.
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This was my first go in any electric car but I already own a petrol Citigo so the interior and the overall driving experience was no surprise, but the silence was. It seems quick enough, particularly from a standing start. Just to calibrate what I think is nippy, I drove there in my TVR so if I say it is nippy then it’s not bad at all. It has four levels of regen and level 4 gives relaxed one pedal driving, it will roll fairly quickly to a halt on the flat although on a slight downslope the brakes were needed to bring it to a stop. This one was, I think, an SEL so it had CCS chargeport and heated front seats. On the test drive as soon as it got onto dual carriageway the lane assist kicked in and it would gently keep itself in the lane, again I have no previous experience of lane assist.
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There doesn’t seem to be an app yet, it wouldn’t connect to Skoda Connect or My Skoda but Skoda Connect did recognise it existed. I tried adding it but it takes the VIN and identifies the car correctly but then asks for the tachometer? reading which I assume to mean the odometer. Anyway, it then says that the app can’t be activated.
There were some questions from the Evezy community site that I tried to answer
1. Is there a My Skoda app, and does it work? No but I think this is temporary.
2. What did you think of using your own phone as the centre screen? Fine, I adapted my existing Citigo to take a satnav in the holder and you could add an 8” or possibly a 10 “ tablet with the correct holder and have the big screen experience.
3. What’s the regen like? One pedal driving? Yes
4. Could you sleep in it on a Scottish Road Trip? Only if you were very short or supple. Then again a friend used to camp in his Suzuki Jimny by carrying a large plank which he had sticking out the back to support his feet outside when in his sleeping bag. (you need to read E7EVs Tesla M3 for a month thread to understand this question)
5. Can you have the heater on while charging, or car camping? I can’t say.
6. What’s the acceleration like? Pretty good but obviously that’s subjective. The 60PS petrol version is good to about 40 but above 70mph is fixed-power variable-noise, with the e IV it’s just no noise.
7. Does the charge cable lock in? Yes, I didn’t work out the switch logic but a double press of the lock button on the fob locked the ports in place.
I would happily have this for my commute. I like the petrol version and this is better. It would do very well along the narrow lanes and the couple of small towns I have to drive through. I was told though that the entire UK allocation of 600 cars for the year has already been sold, I'm hoping that Evezy will come through with one for me.