Czechia’s highest mountain range has three interesting and picturesque spots that Jan Řeháček wanted to visit. The hybrid ŠKODA SUPERB iV took him and his dog Sitka there. “That week was my first experience of an electric drive, and I have to say that I really like the idea. In my view, it’s the industry’s future and the best solution to cars’ impact on the environment,” enthuses the photographer who admits that he has become concerned about his carbon footprint recently. “Sitka and I spend a lot of time in the mountains and the countryside in general, so it’s important for me to know that I’m behaving responsibly in my work.”
As soon as he crosses the boundary of the national park, Honza switches to purely electric power. Naturally, that runs down the battery, but on the journey back, with long descents from the mountains, the battery recharges thanks to braking recuperation. “When I reached the top of the climb there was just around eight or nine per cent of the battery left. The journey back down then charged the battery to forty per cent. I think that’s just wonderful,” says the influencer with over half a million followers.
Last but not least, he appreciates the car’s connectivity. “I like the functions of the My ŠKODA app because I can check the state of the car before heading off – I can see how much battery charge is left or how much petrol there is in the tank. The app is easy to use and nicely designed.”