Specialists of the km77.com organization have published the results of passing the “moose test” by the Czech electric crossover Skoda Enyaq IV. The car passed the test significantly worse than its co-platform VW ID.4.
Unveiled on September 1 last year in Prague, the Enyaq iV is the first Skoda model built on a special platform designed for electric vehicles – the Volkswagen Group’s MEB. The Czech car shares many components and technologies with the electric Volkswagen ID.4, and we are a little surprised to see the Czech crossover pass the moose test worse than its German sibling.
In June of this year, the German ID.4 successfully passed cones at a speed of 73 km / h in a test organized by km77.com.
The test pilot then said that the electric crossover seems predictable, but the stability control system doesn’t always behave as it should. The same with the larger Enyaq iV, although the top speed was significantly lower.
The best result a Czech car achieves without hitting cones is 67 km / h, which is a particularly low result for an electric car. Overall, the car behaves very much like the ID.4 with electronic stability control, which brakes the rear wheel to overcome the cones. However, after the second turn, the vehicle tends to oversteer.
When attempting at a higher speed, the same behavior becomes more noticeable and less predictable. When the car starts to oversteer, the ESC takes over to stabilize, although the test pilot explains that the main problem is that the Enyaq iV suddenly loses control again towards the end of the test.
The tested version of the electric crossover is one of the base models equipped with a 58 kWh battery (useful), in this configuration the car weighs about 1,950 kg. In comparison, the VW ID.4 weighs about 1,891 kg in a similar specification, although this does not seem to be enough weight difference between the two to explain the difference in performance.
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