Driving as economically as possible is a guilty pleasure of mine. Trying to squeeze everything from a drop of petrol or kWh is something that I strangely enjoy. For example, I recently drove a 2022 Toyota CHR Hybrid and achieved over 80mpg; that’s nearly 30mpg more than advertised!
Driving economically saves the planet and your wallet. Getting more miles from a single charge reduces costs. The Skoda Enyaq Eco Assist gives the driver instructions on how to drive more economically.
This article will explore the Skoda Enyaq iV’s Automatic recuperation assistant or “Eco Assist”.
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What is Eco Assist?
Skoda Enyaq Eco Assist is a state-of-the-art feature that promotes an economical driving style by providing instructions in the instrument cluster display.
This feature evaluates various sources, including navigation data, traffic sign recognition, and sensors, to give drivers real-time recommendations on how to drive more efficiently. Eco Assist’s primary goal is to reduce braking and increase recuperation.
Recuperation is an electric (or hybrid) car’s ability to recharge its battery while the vehicle is rolling or coming to a stop. When the brakes are used, this energy is turned into heat and not fed back into the battery for further use.
Turning Eco Assist on/off
Skoda Enyaq Eco Assist supports an economical driving style by evaluating various sources to give real-time instructions on how to drive more efficiently. The system uses navigation data and traffic sign recognition picked up by the vehicle’s sensors, radars, and cameras to evaluate the situation and provide recommendations to the driver.
When the system detects that it is possible to drive more economically, a symbol for an approaching event and a recommendation to release the accelerator pedal are shown in the instrument cluster’s display.
After releasing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle adapts the driving speed and recuperation to the current situation.
The system also offers a manual selection of the recuperation level when necessary, which can be activated by pressing the rocker switch on the steering wheel.
To activate or deactivate the feature, navigate to the Infotainment system menu.
- Select Vehicle.
- Choose Interior.
- Find Instrument cluster.
- Go to Eco tips.
Understanding the Benefits of Skoda Enyaq Eco Assist
Skoda Enyaq Eco Assist offers several benefits to drivers, with many of these being in the driver’s interest. While some are for the planet, others are very much for the wallet. See the benefits below:
Reducing energy consumption and emissions
By following the system’s recommendations, drivers can drive more efficiently. This translates directly into lower energy consumption, meaning less money spent each month on charging their car.
Driving more efficiently also has the benefit of lower emissions, meaning that while you save a few dollars every month, you are also saving the planet. Win-win.
Better driving experience
Driving more efficiently promotes a safer driving experience, as it reduces the need for sudden braking and acceleration. This gives drivers a more enjoyable experience whenever they get in their car.
Reduced wear and tear
Eco Assist helps drivers to avoid sudden braking. Brakes and tires are worn down every time they are used. Avoiding use as much as possible can save on maintenance costs in the long run.
It’s important to note that Skoda Enyaq Eco Assist has some limitations to its functionality. The system cannot be used in the following situations:
- the automatic distance control (ACC) is activated
- the cruise control system is activated
- Sport driving mode is selected
This means that Eco Assist cannot be relied upon in these situations, as these systems take priority over Eco Assist and could interfere with its ability to provide optimal driving efficiency.
Troubleshooting Common Issues
While Skoda Enyaq Eco Assist is a reliable feature, drivers may experience common issues when using it. For example, activation or deactivation issues may arise, or sensor recognition may not be accurate. If any of these issues arise, consult the vehicle’s manual or contact a Skoda dealer for assistance.
Skoda Enyaq Eco Assist is an innovative feature that supports an economical driving style by providing real-time instructions to drivers. By using this feature, drivers can drive more efficiently, reduce their environmental impact, and save on energy costs.
By following the tips outlined in this article and troubleshooting any issues, drivers can make the most of their Skoda Enyaq iV recuperation and enjoy a more efficient and eco-friendly driving experience.