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Vauxhall CORSA-E ELECTRIC HATCHBACK 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]

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Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Stock Offer Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
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Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]
Vauxhall CORSA 100kW Elite Nav 50kWh 5dr Auto [7.4kWCh]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelElectric
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph8.1 secs
  • Top Speed93 mph
  • C020 g/km
  • BHP136
  • Torque192 lbs/f
  • P11D0%

Review

To suit the current zeitgeist, there's a version of Vauxhall's fifth generation Corsa supermini - this car, the Corsa-e - that's fully battery-powered. But would you want to pay the significant premium necessary to get it? Time to check out this little battery-powered hatch.

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You can now have Vauxhall's smallest model in battery-powered form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the Corsa-e.

Background

Supermini-sized full-electric cars haven't generally been very credible to date, with one or two notable exceptions. But times are changing. Pretty soon, most volume brand manufacturers are going to be offering little EVs with the kind of driving range you once had to pay luxury money for. Vauxhall has found itself in the vanguard of this change courtesy of the borrowed PSA Group technology we first saw in the Peugeot e-208 and the DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE. It appears in this car, the Corsa-e, the Griffin brand's very first Zero Emissions model.

Driving Experience

Here, as with this model's cousin the Peugeot e-208, a 50kWh lithium-ion battery is mated to a 100kW electric motor putting out 136PS and working through the usual single-speed auto transmission you get with EVs. Like all electric vehicles, this one develops all its torque at once and simply hurls itself away from rest (the 30mph mark is reached in just 2.1s and 60mph is crested in only 7.6s), disguising the fact that (also like all EVs) this Zero Emissions variant has a bit of a weight problem - that drivetrain adds over 300kgs of bulk. That other small battery-powered little hatches manage this issue a little better is evidenced by the fact that the Corsa-e's WLTP-rated 209 mile driving range is easily improved upon by the latest versions of the Renault ZOE and the BMW i3. Still, all of this does represent a brave new world for forward-thinking supermini buyers looking to make the (still rather expensive) switch into all-electric motoring; it seems like only yesterday, after all, that a fully-charged small EV could only manage around half the kind of range you get from this one. Of course, you certainly won't achieve anything like that kind of operating capability if you get anywhere near this EV's quoted 93mph top speed. Or if you habitually drive your Corsa-e in the 'Sport' setting that'll be necessary to release to full 136PS power output just mentioned. The quoted range figure will only be distantly possible if you instead engage a somewhat restrictive 'Eco' mode that drops power output right down to 83PS.

Design and Build

Visually, this electric Corsa is virtually identical to the combustion-engined version, with the exception of different alloy wheel designs. An exterior highlight that Vauxhall is particularly proud of it's the fact that this is the first car in the class to feature adaptive glare-free full-LED headlights - the brand's 'IntelliLux LED Matrix' package, the kind of thing previously restricted to much larger cars. Inside, all Corsas have identical cabins, which centre around a new touchscreen infotainment system on the dash. Two set-ups are available to buyers: a seven-inch Multimedia Navi system or top-spec 10-inch Multimedia Navi Pro. Both monitors deliver the expected smartphone-mirroring functionality and of course there's navigation too - which is optional with the smaller screen. Avoid entry-level trim and you'll find another 7-inch digital display featuring with virtual dials in the instrument binnacle. Build quality doesn't match the highest standards in this class, but ergonomically, there's not much to fault. The seats are supportive, nothing's irritatingly awkward to get to and everything's exactly where you expect it to. Rear seat space is a bit cramped but boot room is the same as with the combustion-engined versions - 309-litres, extendable to 1,118-litres when you fold the rear bench.

Market and Model

For this all-electric Corsa-e, there are two available trim levels - SE Nav' and 'Elite Nav' - and you'll be paying in the £27,500 to £31,500 bracket, once the available £3,000 government Plug-in grant has been deducted from the mildly alarming initial asking price. This means, that, rather bravely, Vauxhall has priced the base Corsa-e around £900 above the entry-level 'Allure'-spec version of its Peugeot e-208 cousin. And a top-spec 'GT'-spec e-208 will save you nearly £1,500 over a top 'Ultimate Nav'-spec Corsa-e. Which is interesting positioning given that the two products are basically the same. Both the Corsa-e and the e-208 make more sense as EVs than another key Zero Emissions small car rival at this price point, the MINI Electric. That MINI's priced from around £28,000 and has a much lower operating range, a three-door-only body style and a tiny boot - plus it would probably cost around £3,000 more when equipped to a similar standard. There aren't really any other direct all-electric small hatch options. You can get battery-powered versions of the Volkswagen up!, the SEAT Mii and the Skoda Citigo from around £20,000, but they're all smaller city cars. A battery-powered family hatch like a Kia e-Niro would cost around £5,000 and a BMW i3 even more.

Cost of Ownership

If you're a Corsa-e owner, you'll need to know that getting anywhere near the quoted 209 mile WLTP-rated range figure will necessitate staying in the powertrain's provided 'Eco' mode - activating its 'Sport' mode setting will reduce your range by around 10%. What about charging times? Well, using the 7kW wallbox you'll need to get installed in your garage as a Corsa-e owner, a full charge from empty will take seven and-a-half hours. If when you're out and about, you find a public 50kW Rapid Charger, the replenishment time to charge from 15 to 80% is 45 minutes. If you're fortunate enough to find a 100kW Rapid Charger, that falls to 30 minutes. If the charger in question is a 22kW accelerated public charger, then the replenishment time will vary depending on whether you've paid a little extra to get the Corsa-e's standard 7.4kW on-board charger upgraded to 11kW spec. If you do that, you can reduce the 5 hour replenishment time with this kind of charger to 3 hours and 20 minutes. At the point of purchase of a Corsa-e, Vauxhall will throw in a free six month subscription to BP Chargemaster's Polar Network, which after that point would, at the time of this test, cost you £7.85 a month.

Summary

We're still at the stage at which you have to be pretty sold on the EV concept to choose a car like this. Vauxhall says its goal is to reach a stage where the overall full-life cost of a Corsa-e (taking into account purchase price or leasing costs, plus charging fees) is approximately the same as what you'd pay to run a well-specified petrol automatic variant. Well we're some way off that at present but it'll happen sooner or later. For the time being, this is pretty much state of the art in terms of full-electric small cars. Yes, you can get the same technology in a Peugeot e-208 or a DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE. And yes, other compact EVs like the Renault ZOE and the BMW i3 will take you a little further on a single charge. But this Vauxhall will reach a far wider audience than any of the models just mentioned. It will play a key part in democratising the idea of a supermini EV. And that makes it a very important car indeed.

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Exterior Features
Black roof and door mirrors
Metallic paint
A pillar in black
Active aeroshutter
Automatic headlamp levelling
Automatic headlight control system
Black grained finish front grille
Black window side moulding with stainless DLO beltline
Body colour door handles
Body colour front and rear bumpers
Bonnet/headlight/wiper structure
Centre Rear Brake Lights
Chrome effect lower side window mouldings
Chrome logo bar
Comfort body kit
Dark tinted rear side windows + tailgate window
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Electrically folding door mirrors
Electrically operated front and rear windows
Electrochromic automatic anti-dazzle rear view mirror
Glazed tailgate and heated rear window with wash/wipe facility
Hazard warning lights
Headlamps for left side traffic
High beam assist
High gloss black finish B pillar
Integrated rear roof spoiler level 2 ECO
LED daytime running lights
LED front fog lamps
Matrix LED headlights
Rain sensitive windscreen wipers
Rear fog lamp
Rear reversing lights
Roof antenna short rod
Solar heat absorbing windscreen
Sports tailgate spoiler
Two speed windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipe
Uplevel LED tail lamp
Driver Convenience
7" TFT instrument cluster
Auto tele unit 3S vehicle communication system
Central facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information
Cruise control with speed limiter
Electric power steering
Engine oil life indicator
Frequencies rating 433 MHZ
Front and rear parking sensors
Front camera system
Front pedestrian detection BASIS
Infotainment remote controls right side of steering wheel, telephone buttons on left side
Lane departure warning with lane assist
Lights on audible warning
Multi function trip computer - Trip odometer, vehicle range, average speed and fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy and driving time
Multimedia Nav pro info system 10" touchscreen,Sat-Nav,European coverage,2D/3D street map,Bluetooth audio stream/Apple carplay/Android auto
Panoramic rear view camera
Service indicator
Side blind spot alert and flank guard
Speed sensitive power steering
Traffic sign recognition
Two litre open door pockets
USB with iPod control
Vauxhall connect box
Entertainment
DAB Digital radio
Instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate light
Six speakers
Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls
Interior Features
12V power sockets
2 cupholders in front centre console
2 layer paint IP insert signature wings colour galvano innovation
2 way adjustment front driver and co-driver passive headrest
3 spoke flat bottom leather steering wheel with silver painted bezel + IRC
6 way manual co-driver fore/aft, up/down with reclining seatback
6 way manual fore/aft, up/down with reclining driver seatback
60/40 split folding rear seat
Auto single zone electronic climate control - sensor air moisture W/S temp, air/pollutant/odour filter
Chrome inside door handles
Comfort front seats
Courtesy lights with map reading light
Flat bottomed leather steering wheel
Four adjustable facia vents
Front centre armrest with hidden storage
Front driver and co-driver side articulated grab handles
Front passenger side provision for child restraint
Front seatback storage pockets
Heated front seats
Heated front seats + steering wheel
Height adjustable head restraints
Illuminated glovebox with lid
Illuminated load compartment trunk
Imagination captain blue morrocana/mistral upholstery
LED ambient lighting
Legroom rear heater
Luggage compartment lighting
Polyurethane gear knob/lever
Rake and telescope adjustable steering column
Refrigerant low GWP
Right hand drive (RHD)
Single dome lamp with dual front reading lamps
Six speed fan with illuminated controls
Sunshades with vanity mirror on driver and passenger side
Windscreen and side window demist vents
Packs
Body security pack - Corsa
Insulation acoustical package - Corsa
Sales style var.1 package - Corsa
Safety
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Auto city emergency braking
Cornering brake control
Deactivation switch for front passenger's airbag
Drag torque control
Driver airbag
Driver drowsiness alert system
EBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
Electrical child lock system in rear door latch
Electrically operated parking brake
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Emergency brake assist
Forward collision alert
Front seat side impact airbags
Front seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
Full size curtain airbags
Hill hold and start system
Inertia reel lap and diagonal seatbelts for all seats
ISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on second row rear seats
Passenger airbag
Single tone horn
Traction control
Tyre deflation detection system
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
2 keys one folding with integral remote
Engine deadlock and immobiliser
Keyless entry and start
Locking wheel nuts
Remote control central locking
Remote control security alarm system
Remote locking fuel filler flap
Steering lock
Technical
Chassis equipment front strut assembly
Chassis equipment rear axle compound crank
Electronic returnless fuel system
Ride and handling manual electronic controlled
Standard chassis suspension system ride handling
Under body shield for aero
Wheels
17" Design-8 alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Electric Vehicle Data
Battery Capacity in kWh 50
Battery Charge Slow kW 7.4
Battery Charge Slow Percentage 0-100
Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes) 450
Battery Charge Fast kW 22
Battery Charge Fast Percentage 15-80
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes) 300
Battery Charge Rapid kW 50
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage 15-80
Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes) 45
Battery Charge Super Charge kW 100
Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage 15-80
Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes) 30
Battery Leased No
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Coupler/Connector Type Type 2
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage 100000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years 8
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb 336
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Max 328
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Min 336
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb 209
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - Max 204
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - Min 209
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 0
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
CC 1
Gears 1 SPEED
Transmission AUTO
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying Yes
Badge Engine CC 0.0
Badge Power 136
Coin Series Elite Nav [7.4]
Generation Mark 5
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 25E
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 16000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.1
Engine Power - BHP 136
Engine Power - KW 100
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 192
Engine Torque - MKG 26.5
Engine Torque - NM 260
Top Speed 93
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle Second Act
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1433
Length 4060
Wheelbase 2538
Width 1765
Width (including mirrors) 1960
Weight and Capacities
Gross Vehicle Weight 1916
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1118
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 309
No. of Seats 5

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24 months 15,000 miles p/a £306.03 p/m Call Us
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £355.52 p/m £24.17 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £377.09 p/m £26.90 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £394.97 p/m £43.67 p/m
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36 months 20,000 miles p/a £300.77 p/m Call Us
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36 months 30,000 miles p/a £356.83 p/m £51.11 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £226.52 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £229.03 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £251.47 p/m Call Us
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £281.45 p/m Call Us
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £297.04 p/m Call Us
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £326.04 p/m £57.64 p/m
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24 months 15,000 miles p/a £367.23 p/m Call Us
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £426.62 p/m £29.01 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £452.51 p/m £32.28 p/m
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36 months 25,000 miles p/a £410.88 p/m £41.92 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £428.20 p/m £61.33 p/m
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48 months 10,000 miles p/a £274.83 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £301.77 p/m Call Us
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £362.06 p/m £41.11 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £377.43 p/m £51.92 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £391.25 p/m £69.17 p/m
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