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Optimised battery management and infotainment: ŠKODA launches software update ME3 for ENYAQ iV

ŠKODA AUTO will start installing the new ME3 software version for already delivered ŠKODA ENYAQ iV cars with immediate effect. This will enable increased range due to the optimisation of battery management. The software also offers numerous improvements for the Virtual Cockpit and the head-up display, the infotainment system and the ŠKODA Connect online services. Owners of qualifying vehicles will be contacted by their local ŠKODA retailer and asked to book a free service appointment to install the new software. The process takes about five hours. Future updates will be performed over-the-air. New ŠKODA ENYAQ iV vehicles and the ŠKODA ENYAQ Coupé iV will come with the new software as standard.

ŠKODA AUTO is performing a software update for existing ENYAQ iV models as part of a free service campaign. The software version ME3 offers a variety of optimisations: it ensures an increased real-drive range by optimising battery management and also includes new functions for the displays, the infotainment system and the ŠKODA Connect online services.

Local ŠKODA retailers will contact the relevant ENYAQ iV owners and ask them to arrange a free service appointment at the retailer. Installing the ME3 software version takes around five hours. In addition to all the current improvements, once this is done the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV will be ready to have most future updates installed over-the-air.

In terms of battery and charging, the new software offers, among other things, a battery care mode in which the battery is only charged to a maximum of 80 percent during the next charging process. This helps to conserve the battery and extend its service life. However, its full storage capacity and maximum charging speed will be available at any time, should there be a need for them. The maximum charging rate will increase to 120 kW for the cars featuring the 62-kWh battery and 135 kW for models with the large 82-kWh battery. For owners with an ENYAQ iV with 50 kW charging rate as standard this will only apply if they purchased upgraded DC charging as an option or upgraded their charging rate via the approved ŠKODA accessory upgrade. The charging and range graphics in the infotainment system now also include a display of the destination and any required charging stops.

There have also been improvements to the Virtual Cockpit and the head-up display, including displays of the current battery charge level. The rear-view camera offers increased contrast, for improved visibility of the car’s surroundings. A button on the multifunction steering wheel allows the driver to switch quickly and easily between Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Travel Assist. In addition, numerous ŠKODA Connect online services have been expanded or refined, making them even more intuitive to use.

ŠKODA has so far delivered more than 70,000 vehicles from its ENYAQ iV family to customers, giving the SUV a 3.5% share of the all-electric vehicle market in Europe. The Czech carmaker’s flagship is in seventh place in the ranking of the most sold BEVs across the EU. A look at the individual European markets also highlights the success of the ENYAQ iV series: In the brand’s Czech domestic market, ENYAQ iV family models are top sellers among BEVs, as they are in Slovakia, Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands, while they rank third in Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Estonia.

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