New Vauxhall Corsa EV revealed

New Vauxhall Corsa EV revealed


Vauxhall has revealed its next-generation Corsa, and this version will be available as an all-electric Corsa-e.

Featuring a range of 205 miles (WLTP) of normal driving on a single charge, Vauxhall says that figure an be extended by up to 40% in Eco mode, compared to Sport mode. Putting the Corsa-e in Sport will reduce its range by around 10%.

That range comes from a 50 kWh battery, which powers a 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor, producing 260 Nm of torque. This allows for a 0-62mph time of 8.1 seconds, and reaching half that speed will take just 2.8 seconds.

An 11 kW on-board charger will allow for fast charging in public, with a full charge taking less than five hours on a charge point capable of providing 11 kW. A rapid charge via the CCS inlet will take half an hour to get to 80%.

A number of driver assistance systems will be fitted to the Corsa-e, as will a 10-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.