Skoda Citigo-e iV Axed, VW E-up And Seat Mii Electric Remain

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The Skoda Citigo-e iV has been discontinued as the Czech manufacturer looks to move away from producing smaller electric cars.

It’s news which is bound to disappoint drivers who were looking to mitigate high EV asking prices by getting behind the wheel of a battery-powered city car. However, the silver lining is that you can still choose between the Seat Mii Electric and Volkswagen e-Up alternatives, both of which are based on the same VW MEB platform – albeit they’re slightly more expensive than Skoda’s offering.

Skoda Citigo e IV

Why’s the Skoda Citigo-e iV being pulled?

Demand was so high from drivers for Skoda’s debut electric car that it overwhelmed supply.

The manufacturer’s allocated number of battery-powered Citigos flew off the production line and onto the road in quick succession. It even got to a point where the model had to be taken off sale in April due to a surge in demand.

Now Skoda has confirmed that a range of 10 more iV models will be available in the next two years. These will be a combination of fully-electric and hybrid vehicles, including a plug-in hybrid Octavia and an exciting Vision iV concept which is intended to be a halfway point between the popular Kodiaq and Karoq models.

If you want any proof of just how well the brand’s electrified models perform all-round, the spacious flagship Superb estate in plug-in iV guise is where you should look. It uses dual power from an 85kW electric motor and 1.4-litre petrol unit, which translates to an impressive 215bhp and a 0-62 time of just 7.7 seconds. All this on top of a 35-mile electric-only range which significantly improves the car’s fuel economy and emissions figures.

Can I still get my hands on the Skoda Citigo-e iV?

Skoda Citigo-e iV back

Luckily, the used market for electric cars is still relatively young, so you’ve got a good chance of picking up a second-hand Citigo-e iV with few miles on the clock and at a slightly discounted rate. However, most versions advertised are the top-spec SE L variation, which is a few thousand pounds more expensive than the standard model.

For the circa £19,500 asking price of the Skoda, you’re probably better off looking at the VW e-Up, which is slightly more expensive but comes in just one well-equipped spec. Standard equipment includes cruise control, a reversing camera, heated windscreen and five-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Most importantly is the difference between the two in terms of quality. In typical VW style, the e-Up has a plusher interior build quality than the Citigo-e iV too.

The same goes for the Mii Electric, which is kitted out with more advanced equipment than the Citigo-e iV, such as traffic sign recognition, cruise control and hill hold control.

Skoda Citigo-e iV specs and equipment

If you’re still interested in the electric Citigo, take a look at our table below comparing both versions to see which one is right for you.

Do you want to find an electric city car which fits your budget? Take a look at our latest Volkswagen e-Up lease deals and Seat Mii Electric lease deals to discover your ideal model in no time.

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