Skoda introduced the Enyaq Coupe at the end of last month and it’s now announcing an important update for the electric SUV’s entire lineup. Newly built cars will be fitted from the factory with the ME3 software version, which will be made available for free to existing cars from the second half of the year. Current owners will be able to get the latest software revision by visiting their local dealer.
The most significant change implemented by Skoda is improved thermal management by turning on the battery’s temperature control at lower temperatures. In addition, it’ll be adjusted at all times and the Czech automaker says reaching the ideal temperature window is achieved quicker. Not only that, but the battery will stay within the optimal temperature interval for a longer time.
Doing so increases the battery’s lifetime and enables a more optimal power delivery from the electric motor. As for the range, Skoda mentions the Enyaq Coupe iV 60 will cover 416 kilometers (258 miles) in the WLTP cycle, while the 80 version is going to cover 544 kilometers (338 miles). For the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive 80x model, the range increases to 520 km (323 miles).
Since we mentioned the battery, the ME3 software update allows the Enyaq models equipped with the 62-kWh pack to DC charge at up to 120 kW. The electric SUVs with the larger 82-kWh battery will now charge at a maximum power of 135 kW. Going from a state of charge of 10% to 80% will take 55 minutes with the smaller battery and 70 minutes with the larger pack.
Elsewhere, Skoda’s new software brings improvements to the head-up display and digital instrument cluster, along with simplifying the planning for the charging stop for AWD-equipped Enyaq models. A battery care mode is added to limit the state of charge to a maximum of 80%. It also lowers the charging speed and power to prolong the battery’s life.