Safety in the daily use of your electric car

There are a lot of myths about the safety of electric cars. The truth is, their cutting-edge technologies make them as safe as conventional cars for everyday use.

High-voltage safety

Yes, electric cars use high-voltage systems. However, modern technologies are designed to pose absolutely no risk of electric shock either while driving or recharging.

Water safety

There are no risks connected with charging in the rain, using a car wash, or even if an iV car is flooded. All electrical components are fully protected to guarantee complete safety.

Fire safety

The risk of fire in an electric vehicle is just as low as in vehicles with internal combustion engines.

Overload protection

Our engineers pay special attention to preventing the energy storage unit from being overloaded. Sophisticated safety technology minimises the risk of electrical or thermal overload.

Constant monitoring

All of the crucial iV car’s indicators, such as battery temperature, state of charge and other systems, are constantly monitored to ensure maximum safety.

Battery lifecycle

How long will the battery in your next electric car last?

Škoda guarantees the batteries in its electric cars for 8 years or up to 160,000 km (whichever comes first). For the Enyaq and Enyaq Coupé the battery capacity is guaranteed not to fall below 70% of its original value during that time. Škoda also guarantees free repairs of any defects in high-voltage batteries over this period.

Tips for battery care

Battery safety during accidents

Unfortunately, accidents happen. However, with our electric cars we aim to ensure maximum safety both for all passengers in our electric cars and for other people on the road.

Battery insulation

Our electric car batteries are insulated and placed in the underbody of the car, where they are well protected.

Five-star rating

The Enyaq was awarded the highest five-star rating in the Euro NCAP reference test for crash safety.

Collision safety

In the event of a collision, the electrical components in our electric cars are automatically disconnected from the battery in milliseconds.

Electric shock prevention

Because the battery automatically disconnects during a collision, passengers and other people (such as rescue workers) are protected from electric shocks.

Battery deformation safety

Because the battery is placed in the underbody of the car, the battery pack remains undamaged even after body deformation.

Did you know?

Škoda supports special training for firefighters and provides specific information and rescue data sheets to help them to deal with damaged electric vehicles.

Want to learn more about electric cars?

More information about our electric cars can be found on our main eMobility page.