Electric Corsa to cost from £27,165

Electric Corsa to cost from £27,165

New Corsa-e has a 209-mile EV range

Jason Craig

Reporter:

Jason Craig

Email:

Jason.Craig@thechronicle.uk.com

VAUXHALL'S first pure electric car will have an on the road price of £27,165 after the government's OLEV grant.

Available in two trim levels – 'SE Nav' and 'Elite Nav' – the all-new Corsa-e comes with automatic climate control, keyless entry, a 7-inch colour touchscreen and a digital instrument binnacle as standard.

The supermini, which uses the same architecture as Peugeot's 208, has a range of up to 209 miles, says Vauxhall, with the onboard 50kWh battery able to support up to 100kW rapid charging.

This function means that an 80% charge taking just 30 minutes and is covered by an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty.

In a bid to optimise performance, drivers are able to choose from three driving modes, comprising 'Eco', 'Normal' and 'Sport', with the latter sharpening throttle responses.

For maximum efficiency, 'Eco' can extend total range by up to 40%.

As for performance, the Corsa-e's 136hp electric motor generates 260Nm of torque meaning the sprint from zero to 62mph takes just 8.1 seconds. The car's top speed is limited to 93mph. 

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Alpha Newspaper Group

Characters left: 1500

BREAKING

‘Horrific and barbarous assault’ condemned

PSNI at the scene on Ballykenver Road near Stranocum where a man was shot in both the arms and legs in what police have described as a 'paramilitary-style attack' around 10:20pm on Saturday.