Corsa has gone electric! The new Corsa-e shares the same easy-driving qualities of its petrol and diesel sibling but swaps out the engine for a 50kWh battery and 134bhp electric motor, which produce no 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 an 80-percent charge in roughly half an hour. In every other respect, the new Corsa-e is just the same as other Corsas, offering practical every day motoring to suit 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 unique Power Orange for those who want to make a bold statement.
The 66KwH battery pack offers lively and eager performance, getting the Corsa-e from 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds and from 0-30mph in 2.7 seconds. It’s great fun, but also frugal, with a WLTP-rated EV range of 205 miles. Charging up costs around 7p per kWh (£6 per charge), making it a very frugal car to run.
The new Corsa-e is a practical five-door hatch, perfect for families and trips away. The deep boot easily accommodates a large suitcase and a few hand-held bags, or a pram or stroller. Take it shopping, on the school run 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 built-in – just plug and play.
Driving aids aplenty
The new 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.