The Vauxhall Corsa-e has a 205 mile WLTP range, which can be extended by up to 40 per cent in Eco mode. The battery can be charged to 80% capacity in 30 minutes at a rapid charge station.
With 136hp and 260Nm of torque from the electric propulsion system, the Corsa-e can accelerate from 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds.
The Corsa-e has three drive modes: Normal, Eco and Sport. In Normal mode, the 50kWh battery allows a driving range of 205 miles according to WLTP. Sport alters responsiveness and delivers more performance, which result in a moderate loss in driving range of around 10 per cent. In “Eco”, the Corsa-e’s systems and the electric drive are adjusted for maximum energy efficiency. Compared with “Sport”, range is increased by up to 40 per cent.
The Corsa-e features a regenerative braking system to recover the energy produced under braking or deceleration. This excess kinetic energy is converted into electrical energy and either used immediately or stored in the battery. The driver can choose between two levels. At the lower level, the Corsa-e’s deceleration is similar to the engine-braking of a conventional car. At the highest level of energy recuperation, the drag torque of the electric motor is much higher.
The Corsa-e is equipped as standard with an 11kW on-board charger and can connect to a wallbox or fast charger. The battery is guaranteed for eight years.
As part of the PACE! strategic plan, Vauxhall’s Corsa-e and Grandland X PHEV will lead the British brand’s electric charge this year. Two more all-electric models will follow in 2020, including the successor to the Mokka X SUV and Vivaro van. All models are vital to Vauxhall’s ongoing reduction of CO2.
By 2024, Vauxhall will have an electrified version of every model in its range. A key role is played by the shared multi-energy platforms which make it possible to offer various propulsion systems on a common platform.