Vauxhall Mokka-e review

Vauxhall Mokka-e review

By
Zapmap
Updated
02/11/2023
 
Zapmap verdict: “Compact, affordable, and stylish, the Vauxhall Mokka-e is a good example of a compact electric crossover.”
 

vauxhall mokka review

 
  • OTR: £30,540
  • Category: SUV
  • Tax: £0 VED – 1% BIK
  • Cost to charge: £8.00
  • Emissions: 0 g/km CO2
  • Cost per mile of range: £152

Vauxhall Mokka-e: Range & charging

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The Vauxhall Mokka-e comes in one powertrain configuration, with one charging set-up fitted. The Vauxhall has an 11 kW AC on-board charger fitted as standard, and can take up to 100 kW DC.

There is one configurations available:

    • ● Vauxhall Mokka-e – 100 kW – 50 kWh – 201 miles

Range

Vauxhall’s official WLTP driving range for the Mokka-e tested is 201 miles on a charge, with no larger or smaller battery capacity models available to offer significantly different mileages.

In real-world conditions, the Mokka-e was returning an average of around 155 miles on a charge, over a mixture of roads but generally faster routes. Slowing down a little and the range will head up to 160/180 miles on a charge, but sticking to motorways will see the realistic range drop to about 130 miles.

Braking

The brake energy recuperation system available is a simple one – D or B. D keeps things light on regenerate, whilst B offers far greater braking strength when lifting off. Drivers will not realistically be capable of ‘one-pedal’ driving even in B setting.

Charging

Charging is available at up to 100 kW DC using CCS points, with a charging time from 15-80% of half an hour on a 100+ kW unit – 50 kW chargers will take around 45 minutes. AC charging is possible at up to 11 kW, and will take around five hours on an 11+ kW point, or seven and a half hours on a 7 kW charger.

 

The Vauxhall Mokka-e on the road

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The Mokka-e has a 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor powering the front wheels, which allows for a 0-62mph time of 8.7 seconds, and a top speed of 93mph. This is only possible in Sport mode which unlocks the full 100 kW, rather than Normal’s 80 kW or Eco’s 60 kW setting.

What’s the Vauxhall Mokka-e like to drive?

As a compact crossover, with a low centre of gravity because of a battery in the floor, the Mokka-e handles pretty well overall. It’s not going to win any rally rimes town a country road, nor is it the sort of car you want to cross Europe in on the motorways, but it will deal with these situations comfortably. It’s nicely designed for urban driving, with short overhangs and suspension set up to deal with the worst of the UK’s pot-holes, but stiff enough to generally stay level when cornering.

Vauxhall Mokka-e: Comfort & Practicality

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Essentially a supermini on tall springs, the Mokka-e is not a hugely practical car, but that said it deals with a young family’s daily needs easily. In fact, it can be packed with more kit than I could have thought possible, and short trips away with two adults and two children prove possible.

Design and functionality

The interior isn’t the most Avantgarde of cabins, but it’s nicely kitted out and the quality of materials on upper surfaces at least is of good quality. Flashes of colour are created with plastic detailing, which lifts an otherwise dark interior, and the switchgear is largely covered by a touchscreen system that works well without being outstanding. The test car had digital driver’s instruments for customisable displays, and in general the Mokka-e feels like a middle-of-the-market car – which it is.

 

Vauxhall Mokka-e: Tech & Specifications

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There are four trim levels to the Vauxhall Mokka-e range – SE Premium, SRI Premium, Elite Premium, and Ultimate. Fitted as standard are:


 

  1. 16-inch alloys
  2. Drive mode select
  3. 7-inch colour touchscreen
  4. Keyless start
  5. Smartphone integration
  6. Rear parking sensors
  7. Adaptive cruise control
  8. Climate control

The Vauxhall Mokka-e is a nice little crossover, proves more characterful than the Corsa-e in my opinion, and packs in a decent electric powertrain despite its compact size. Stylish and nimble, the Vauxhall will appeal to – and suit – plenty of drivers.

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All information above correct at time of publication. Official economy figures, pricing, and tax rates supplied by the manufacturer. Cost to charge based on 0-100% charge at home on a tariff of 16 p/kWh.