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Vauxhall Corsa e: Turning up the Voltage for Electric Cars

Could the Vauxhall Corsa-e be turning up the voltage for electric motoring? With electric cars slowly becoming the norm, more manufacturers are starting to include electric powertrains in cars that we’re already familiar with.

But will the entry price for the Vauxhall Corsa-e be a bit of a shock for the average consumer?

Vauxhall Corsa-e: What is it?

The Vauxhall Corsa-e is Vauxhall’s step into electric motoring with its supermini.

Amongst the general public, the perception of Vauxhall has always been a bit of a mixed bag. At one end of the spectrum, some love the Vauxhall product and wouldn’t drive anything different, at the other end, some hate it and would never even consider getting behind the wheel of a Corsa, or even a trusty Astra.

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The new Corsa-e could change that, with a fresh design that in some respects can be compared to German cars and an electric powertrain that could potentially lead the way for more affordable electric motoring.

The Corsa-e will share the same underpinnings as the Peugeot e-208 and will be capable of a 211-mile range.

Vauxhall Corsa-e: Release Date

The first deliveries of the Vauxhall Corsa-e will be in April 2020, it will be built in partnership with Peugeot and Citroen, with the partnered development set to continue as Vauxhall and Peugeot push towards and all-electric market.

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Vauxhall Corsa-e: Price

The all-electric Corsa-e will be priced from just over £26k, which may seem a bit steep considering the current Corsa is priced from around £14k.

The hefty price tag of the Vauxhall Corsa-e may put a few buyers off, so you won’t see too many driving around for quite some time after its launch which is a little disappointing.

But that’s no different for any other electric car on the market, with manufacturers pushing more efforts and money into the development of electric cars, battery development and infrastructure, in-turn pushing the price of electric cars up.

Nissan expects that all-electric vehicles will reach parity in price with petrol and diesel cars within the next ten years.

Vauxhall Corsa-e: Specification

Whilst the price may put you off, the specification for the Vauxhall Corsa-e certainly won’t. The interior isn’t too different from the current Vauxhall range, but it does add a more refined German feel.

There will be two trim levels, both benefiting from a 7-inch touch screen, sat-nav, LED headlights, 11kWh on-board charger, alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and DAB radio.

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Posted on 5th June 2019 at 2:00 PM

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