Fast, luxurious and stylish premium electric models like the Porsche Taycan, Jaguar I-Pace and Polestar 2 are the hero cars of the EV revolution and give those looking to ditch the old internal combustion engine something glitzy to aim for. But these cars – and the electrified SUVs from Audi, Mercedes and BMW – remain expensive and out of reach for many drivers.

Enter the reborn CITIGO-e, developed from the internal-combustion powered Citigo and now fully electrified under Skoda’s new iV subrand to offer an affordable route into EV ownership for people seeking a basic, affordable electric hatchback. How basic? Pretty basic, as Rory has been finding out.

Suffice to say, the tech overload and futuristic feel that characterises Teslas and the like is notable by its absence. Can Rory cope without all that, ludicrous acceleration and gimmicks like whoopee cushion seat bolsters? Watch the video to find out more, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more.for lots more like this!

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