The new version of the ME3, introduced alongside the unveiling of the Skoda Enyaq Coupe, is now available for all new Enyaq and Enyaq Coupé vehicles. However, it will also go into cars already manufactured.
Along with the launch of the Škoda Enyaq Coupé electric SUV, Škoda Auto has also improved the program for purely electric vehicles, including the Enyaq electric SUV. The new version of the ME3 software will provide extensive updates in functionality, control and design of the infotainment system, virtual cockpit, head-up display and Škoda Connect online services.
Thus, the new software promises, for example, an improved display of data on the virtual cockpit and in the head-up display. It should be much easier to view things around the car, while the battery charge indicator now shows percentages. The head-up display then offers a new battery charge indicator or a 3D display of the distance to the target.
The automaker has also modified the “charge” display in the infotainment system. Charging and travel graphics include a display of the destination and required charging stops, all planned charging stations show remaining battery capacity and planned charging time, and alternative charging stations can now be easily integrated into the navigation system.
For example, improved parking support, which brings higher brightness and contrast to the rear camera screen, brings greater convenience. Then the Travel Assist button on the multifunction steering wheel responds to repeated presses, allowing you to switch between levels of assistance systems. For example, adaptive cruise control and travel assistant.
The upgrade also includes improvements in battery management, which will provide higher charging power, shorter charging times, longer range and longer life. What does this mean in practice?
For example, batteries have a better battery temperature control system that starts operating at lower temperatures and is constantly adjusted. The batteries therefore reach the ideal temperature range faster and stay in it for longer. Batteries should have a longer life, improved performance and a more efficient maximum range. Thus the Enyaq Coupé iV 80 promises a range of 536 km (according to WLTP) or 516 km (according to WLTP) in the Enyaq Coupé iV 80x version.
The automaker also increased the maximum charging power for fast charging, which depends on the size of the battery. Thanks to the new program, cars powered by 62 kWh batteries provide a charging power of up to 120 kWh, while models with 82 kWh batteries provide fast charging up to 135 kWh. From 10 to 80% of capacity, the Enyaq iV 60 and Enyaq iV 80x will reach the 135 kW fast charging station in 35 minutes.
Thanks to the new button in the infotainment system, the battery protection system can also be activated, thanks to which the battery will be charged to a maximum of 80%. At the same time, the DC fast charging power is also reduced. These measures should conserve battery power and extend its life. However, full battery capacity and charging power remain available when needed.
Enyaq electric all-wheel drive cars, which will now offer Traction driving mode, then received special novelties. The new mode is designed for driving on uneven or slippery surfaces and offers permanent all-wheel drive up to 20 km/h or adjusts the settings of the ASR traction control system.
All new Enyaq and Enyaq Coupé vehicles will be equipped with the new software as standard. From mid-2022, Škoda Elegant cars manufactured and delivered to customers will receive the new program free of charge when visiting the service.
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