In this job, it’s easy to get into trouble. When, at the start of the Enyaq, we reported, in addition to a portion of praise for the newly born electrician, about the extremely long delivery times, the Skoda management sent a protest note that there was no question of that, the deadlines were within the usual range. Now we hardly dare to write that someone from our circle of acquaintances has been in touch who has been waiting for their Enyaq for 18 months, which is of course tolerable because the associated wall box is missing, as is the inverter for the photovoltaic system planned for the network. A lot of things are now also within the scope of the unusual.
What really hurts us, however, is well-founded criticism from the readership, which reads: You keep describing new electric cars, but they are not available. What shoud that? Well, transformation, turning point, image message from the manufacturer. But that’s right, for the time being it’s mainly conventionally fired models that are bought and available, and so we once again sat down in what the vernacular calls the bread-and-butter car. With the realization that has almost been forgotten how perfectly such a vehicle fits into everyday life, how well-engineered it looks, how carefree it can be used to cover short distances and long distances. In short: what an excellent car such a Skoda Octavia station wagon is. And probably, we’d rather not hang ourselves too far out of the electrically opened window, it’s still available within the usual range.