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Batteries FAQ's

What battery capacity do Škoda Auto vehicles have? What is the range?

Škoda’s first all-electric SUV, the Enyaq, will have a range of up to 533 kilometres in the WLTP measurement cycle. Further information is published on the model pages found on this website

What are the advantages of a lithium-ion battery?

Compared to other batteries, a lithium-ion battery boasts high energy density, sound performance and good safety characteristics (fast acceleration) with minimum memory effect, a long service life and marketable costs, which can be reduced further in the next few years. A lithium-ion battery therefore meets all Škoda criteria in terms of everyday suitability, service life and safety criteria.

How long do batteries last?

Škoda guarantees a battery life of 8 years or 160,000 km.

What does the Battery Warranty cover?

Free repair of the high-voltage battery, if the damage occurs within 8 years or before reaching a mileage of 160,000 km (whichever occurs first) from the beginning of the Škoda warranty. A reduction in the capacity of the high-voltage battery over time is a natural property of technology and does not constitute a defect in the sense of the Škoda Warranty (it is deemed natural wear and tear). In the event of a claim under the Škoda warranty regarding damage to the high-voltage battery, the capacity of the high-voltage battery after fault rectification is at least 70% of the total usable capacity, and this is in consideration of all relevant factors including the age, condition, and the mileage of the vehicle.

How are Škoda EV batteries disposed of?

Fortunately, batteries can be recycled and up to 96% of the materials in a battery can be recovered. There are two ways to recycle a battery after it reaches the recycling plant. If batteries have no more charge, they can simply be dismantled to separate metal components such as copper and steel. If batteries still have a charge, they are smashed into bits after being frozen in liquid nitrogen (so that the batteries can’t react when they are being smashed).

Can EV batteries be recycled?

Battery recycling is crucial for our industry. Li-ion batteries can be recycled, but the costs are exceedingly high. As eMobility becomes more widespread, the production of Li-ion batteries will increase, driving demand for raw materials and resulting in more batteries reaching the end of their lifespans. These effects will spur the development of cheaper and more effective recycling methods.

What options exist for the reuse of batteries?

Even after a battery has reached the end of its in-car lifespan, recycling is not the only option. These batteries can be remade into energy storage devices, and in doing so, the overall lifespan of the battery will be prolonged by many years. In other words, we’ll give our batteries a second life.

Can the lithium contained in EV batteries be recycled?

The process of extracting and recycling the lithium is very complex, so we'll keep it short: yes, state-of-the-art separation technologies enable us to recycle up to 96% of our lithium-ion batteries and we are continuously conducting research on how to recover high levels of valuable materials.