Skoda offers access to over 500,000 EV chargers through Powerpass

Drivers of Enyaq and Enyaq Coupé can get hassle-free access to public chargers through the Powerpass app, available for both iOS and Android.

With the help of Skoda’s Powerpass, drivers of Enyaq and Enyaq Coupé can get access to more than 500,000 public EV chargers from multiple suppliers across Europe. And Skoda also claims that this access will be hassle-free, much to the relief of drivers then!

Launched in 2021 along with the launch of Enyaq iV, Powerpass is a three-tiered subscription service that Skoda believes eliminates the need for third-party apps or services when you’re looking to juice up your electric car.

Powerpass map for navigating to nearest EV charger

The Powerpass map is available on both Enyaq’s infotainment screen and on the Powerpass app, which you can download for free on both iOS and Android. It shows public charger locations along with detailed information about the charger such as operating hours, availability, maximum charging power and prices.

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The Czech company says that this map makes charging for Enyaq owners straightforward and convenient in most European countries, also stating that it’s the fastest growing fast charging network in the continent.

Around half of all charging processes were made in the IONITY network, which has outlets offering the maximum charging power of an Enyaq iV – up to 135 kW. For example, the 82-kWh battery of an Enyaq Coupé iV can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in just 29 minutes, saving a lot of time compared to using other public charging stations.

Most of these fast-charging stations are mainly located on A-roads and motorways, making it more accessible on long-distance journeys.

Powerpass membership tiers

Owners can choose between three levels of Powerpass membership: Charge Free, Simply Charge and Charge Faster. The subscription period is one month with an automatic renewal and the possibility to cancel at any time.

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Charge Free is the lowest tier with no monthly fee. We think it would be the best option for drivers who either have a charger at home or a designated spot to charge their Skoda EV regularly and only plan on using public charging points rarely.

Simply Charge is available with a £4.99 monthly fee and offers reduced rates for public AC and DC charging, but not those on the Ionity network. Charge Faster is the most expensive option of the three, priced at £13.99 per month and would only be good value for money who those who travel a lot and would predominantly have to rely on public chargers. This tier also offers discounts on selected partner network chargers, including Ionity.

So for owners of an electric car made by Skoda, Powerpass potentially presents an alternative to other third-party charging apps such as ZapMap, Octopus, and Bonnet — just to name a few.

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This also brings forward a trend from car manufacturers to supply drivers with their own charging network, with other examples being the Kia Charge and the Audi Charging Service. So if you don’t mind getting locked into Skoda’s ecosystem and prefer the user experience, this might be for you.

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