What should I be paying?
While the e-Up and Mii Electric are only available in one trim level, with the Citigo you get a choice of two. SE gets air conditioning, tyre-pressure monitoring, LED daytime running lights and lane assist, but does without the alloy wheels, heated seats and CCS fast-charging of the more expensive SE L. You can option all those things back in, but there’s no point in buying the cheap one only to load it up with expensive kit, is there?
The SE L costs more or less the same as the e-Up and Mii Electric, while the SE is significantly cheaper. Both ought to be cheap to lease and insure, and because they’re electric, company car is a non-issue.
CCS charging (standard on SE L, a £720 option on the SE) is worth having if you rely on public charging. So equipped, the Citigo can accept 40kW charging, meaning you can top up the battery from zero to 80 per cent in an hour. Without CCS the fastest you can charge the Citigo is 7kW, which is what you get from a domestic wallbox. 0 to 80 per cent power takes 4hrs 15minutes. On a standard three-pin plug it takes almost 13 hours. Skoda quotes between 140 and 170 miles of range with a full battery, but that’s obviously hugely dependant on weather conditions (batteries hate the cold), driving style and so-on.