It’s time for the Fully Charged’s Robert Llewellyn to review the all-new Vauxhall Corsa-e electric city car.
The new Corsa-e offers state-of-the-art electric mobility. With a range up to 330 km (205 miles) according to WLTP, the five-seat Corsa-e is suitable for unconstrained every-day use. The 50 kWh battery can be fast-charged to 80 per cent of its capacity in 30 minutes. The Corsa-e is prepared for all charging options – via cable, wallbox or high-speed charging – and the battery is covered by an eight-year warranty.
The range can be adapted by the driver, who can choose from three driving modes – Normal, Eco and Sport. Sport increases responsiveness and driving dynamics, with a moderate loss of driving range. In Eco mode the Corsa-e becomes a long-distance runner, significantly increasing the range while hardly affecting comfort.
The Corsa-e’s propulsion system combines emission-free driving with a maximum “fun-to-drive” factor. Thanks to the 100kW (136hp) power output and a 260 Nm of instantaneous maximum torque, the highlights include responsiveness, agility and dynamic performance. The Corsa-e needs only 2.8 seconds to sprint from zero to 50 km/h (31 mph), only 8.1 seconds3 from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) – a match for sports cars.