Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

Electric consumption data unavailable.
  • Up to 161.5 miles on a full charge
  • Running costs very competitive
  • But more to buy in the first place

Between charges, Skoda claims the Citigo-e iV will manage 161.5 miles. This can fluctuate depending on the way you’re driving it, in what mode and other conditions. In reality, it can be as low as 140 miles or as high as 170 miles.

When you start to run low on charge, the car will put itself into the most efficient Eco+ mode that switches off the air-con and increases the brake regeneration to eke out as much range as possible. You can switch between the modes otherwise, with Eco mode limiting the air-con, but keeping it on.

When you do come to charge the car, there are a few options depending on whether you have an SE or SE L spec car.

It emits 0g/km in CO2 emissions, so under current rates it won’t cost you to tax it. The main thing that’ll be in consideration for most buyers is the fact it costs more than a petrol Citigo used to, but you can’t avoid that with an electric version of an existing car. That said, with the government’s plug-in grant applied, it’s the cheapest electric car currently available.

Is it reliable?

  • Established car but new mechanical bits
  • Looks and feels solidly put together
  • Covered by a three-year warranty

The petrol-powered Citigo proved to be a reliable city car, with a few recalls for issues that were specific to certain pieces of equipment fitted like a sunroof. Or the towing eye.

Mechanically, it proved dependable, but with all-new mechanical bits under the skin, it’s hard to say how reliable the electric version will be longer-term, although there are fewer things to go wrong. Skoda’s three-year warranty remains.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0
Insurance group 11 - 12
How much is it to insure?
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