What is EV recuperation?
Like most electric vehicles, the all-new Enyaq features a regenerative braking system that allows the vehicle to recapture energy while braking and uses it to recharge the battery.
EV recuperation, most commonly known as regenerative braking, is a technology used in electric vehicles (EVs) to capture and store energy that would otherwise be lost during braking. The energy recovered while braking is converted into electrical energy to recharge the battery, extending the vehicle’s range and improving its efficiency.
The amount of energy that is fed back into the battery through regenerative braking depends on several factors such as the speed of the vehicle, weight of the car, and driving conditions.
The Enyaq’s regenerative braking is controlled through different driving modes which can be activated by the driver through the gear selector. This is accessed via the infotainment system, and also shows up on the dash display.
In B mode, the regenerative braking system is set to its highest level, allowing the vehicle to slow down as soon as the driver lifts their foot off the accelerator pedal without having to press on the brake pedals. This allows for improved driving efficiency as the Enyaq can recapture more energy during deceleration.
In D mode, the regenerative braking is minimal, though your Enyaq will automatically adjust the degree of regenerative braking you need to be as efficient as possible within the current speed, and you’ll also have to use the brake pedal to slow down.
Watch: Škoda New Zealand video on Recuperation
The Enyaq’s regenerative braking system is designed to optimise the vehicle’s efficiency and range. With multiple modes available, drivers can customise their preferred regenerative braking style, resulting in a comfortable and seamless driving experience that maximises the journey’s potential.
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Be sure to check out the new Škoda Enyaq and contact our team to arrange an in-person viewing. We have no doubt you’ll be impressed.
For your information
Electric vehicle/mode ranges are shown using WLTP (real world driving test). This variable is based on driving conditions, style, situation and terrain. The average New Zealander drives approx. 40 km per day.
International models might be shown for illustrative purposes only, and New Zealand specifications may vary.