The Vauxhall Corsa-e possesses the easy-driving qualities of its conventional sibling and swaps out a petrol/diesel engine for a 50kWh battery and 134bhp electric motor, which produce zero CO2 emissions. This all-electric car is capable of 0-60mph in less than eight seconds and offers a range of approximately 200 miles. And with rapid charging, the battery pack reaches 80-percent full in roughly half an hour. In every other respect, the Corsa-e is just the same as its fuel-powered counterpart, offering a practical solution to every day motoring that suits families and businesses alike.
The Corsa-e is a perfectly proportioned and masterfully sculpted supermini. It’s an undeniably upmarket car, with LED headlights, striking alloy wheels and a contrasting roof and door mirrors. It’s even available in Power Orange.
The 66KwH battery pack packs a punch, getting the Corsa-e from 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds and from 0-31mph in 2.8 seconds. It’s great fun, but also frugal, with a WLTP range of 205-miles. Charging up costs around 7p per kWh (£6 per charge).
Thanks to its five-door design the Corsa-e is perfect for families and trips away. The boot easily accommodates a large suitcase and a few carry bags, or a stroller. Take it shopping or on road trips, there’s space for everything.
Cruise control, keyless start, LED headlights, rear parking sensors and an automatic electric parking brake are standard features. The infotainment system is brilliant too - it’s a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.
Driving aids aplenty
The Corsa-e is very safe to travel in thanks to its array of standard-issue driver aids. For example, rain-sensitive windscreen wipers operate automatically, allowing you to concentrate on the important matter of driving. Other safety tech includes Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), which automatically processes upcoming road signage, relaying the relevant image to the car’s instrument panel, thus providing easy reference. TSR also recognises temporary signs.