Optimized battery management and infotainment: ŠKODA releases ME3 software update for ENYAQ iV

› New ME3 version now available for installation at ŠKODA partners for already delivered ENYAQ iV vehicles
› A short video summarizes: Many improvements for battery management, Digital Cockpit, head-up display, infotainment system and ŠKODA Connect online services
› After this update, most future software updates will be available wirelessly
› The ENYAQ iV family ranks 7e among the best-selling pure battery electric vehicles in Europe
› Bestseller in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands

Mladá Boleslav, August 15, 2022 – ŠKODA AUTO will start installing new software version ME3 for already delivered ŠKODA ENYAQ iV vehicles with immediate effect. This will allow a higher real autonomy thanks to optimizations in the battery management. The software also offers numerous improvements for the Digital Cockpit and head-up display, the infotainment system and the ŠKODA Connect online services. Owners of eligible vehicles will be contacted by their local ŠKODA Partners and invited to schedule a free service appointment to install the new software. The process takes about five hours. From this point on, most future updates will be live. The new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV vehicles and the ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV are already equipped with the new software as standard. A short video also gives an overview of these optimizations.

ŠKODA AUTO is performing a software update for existing ENYAQ iV vehicles, as part of a free service campaign. The ME3 software version, which is of course already equipped with all models of the ENYAQ iV family currently delivered, offers a variety of optimizations: it ensures increased real autonomy by optimizing battery management and also includes new functions for screens, infotainment system and ŠKODA Connect online services.

Local ŠKODA Partners will contact the affected owners of an ENYAQ iV and ask them to arrange a free service appointment at the workshop. Installing the ME3 software release takes about five hours. In addition to all current improvements, once done, the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV will be ready to install most future updates over the air, without the need to return for another visit to the workshop.

In terms of battery and charging, the new software offers, among other things, a battery maintenance mode in which the battery is only charged to a maximum of 80% during the next charging process. This saves the battery and extends its life. However, its full storage capacity and maximum charging speed will be available at all times, when needed. The maximum charge rate increases to 120 kW for vehicles equipped with the 62 kWh battery and 135 kW for models equipped with the large 82 kWh battery. Thanks to better thermal management of the battery, the real range increases for the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV family. Infotainment system charging and range graphs now also include a display of destination and required charging stops.

Improvements have also been made to the digital cockpit and the head-up display, including the display of the current battery charge level. The rear view camera offers increased contrast, for better visibility of the vehicle’s surroundings. A button on the multifunction steering wheel allows the driver to quickly and easily switch between adaptive cruise control (ACC) and travel assistant. In addition, many ŠKODA Connect online services have been extended or refined, making them even more intuitive to use.

ŠKODA has so far delivered more than 70,000 vehicles of its ENYAQ iV family to customers, giving the SUV a 3.5% market share in the all-electric vehicle market in Europe. The flagship of the Czech carmaker occupies the seventh place in the ranking of the best-selling BEVs in 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, the models of the ENYAQ iV family are the best-selling among BEVs, as they are in Slovakia, Finland, Denmark and the Netherlands, while they rank third in Austria, Switzerland, Latvia and Estonia.