The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV does not only save energy in practice, it can even generate it for storing in the battery again. This process is called recuperation and uses the conversion of the car’s kinetic energy into electricity. The car can function as an electricity generator at appropriate times: the electricity is generated by converting the kinetic energy released during braking. In the ENYAQ iV there are stalks beneath the steering wheel allowing the user to set the recuperation intensity.
When making the descent from the Ore Mountains back into Carlsbad Anna can set the recuperation mode, so the brakes don’t have to work too hard and the car saves or even generates electricity. As a result, the ENYAQ iV reaches the famous Hot Spring Colonnade with more energy in its battery than it had in the village of Kryštofovy Hamry at 850 metres above sea level.