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The New Electric Corsa Everyone's Talking About

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:59:00

Corsa-e Available 2020

The Vauxhall Corsa has always been a popular small hatchback for drivers, and with each new model brought to the market, we have seen more refined designs, new technology and great features as standard. However, for 2020, Vauxhall is releasing a new Corsa that represents an enormous leap into the future for the familiar Corsa and the Vauxhall range. Available on the forecourt early 2020 Vauxhall is bringing to the market the first electric Corsa variant, namely the Corsa-e.

For the first time in Corsa's history, the new model will be offered with battery power alongside combustion-engined models, such as petrol and diesel.

The Corsa-E Up Close

This stylish, eco hatchback uses a 134bhp motor and a 50kWh lithium-ion battery that has been officially tested to range up to 205 miles. Although this range is competitive for smaller hatchbacks, Vauxhall has additionally claimed that their new electric Corsa’s range can be extended by as much as 40% when driven in the Eco Setting. The Eco Setting is said to restrict performance, but if you’re looking to get the mileage, it may just be worth it. When in Eco Mode the regenerative braking system will harvest energy from the driver simply lifting off the accelerator pedal and feed it straight back into the battery.

From a domestic household socket, the Corsa-e takes more than 20 hours to charge fully. However, this length is dramatically reduced to only 8 hours when charged from a dedicated 7.4kW home wall box.

Additionally, when you’re on the road, the new electric Corsa can be charged up to 80% in just 30 minutes via a 100kW rapid charger. These charging stations are found most commonly at motorway service stations.

Corsa-E Features At A Glance

· 205 Mile Range (WLTP)

· Rapid Charge To 80% In 30 Minutes

· On-board 11kW on-board charger as standard

· Active Lange Assist

· LED Headlamps

· Emergency Braking System

· Adjustable heated seats & steering wheel

· 7” Colour Touchscreen

· DAB Radio

· Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.