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Vauxhall Corsa 100kW SRi Premium 50kWh 5dr Auto [11kWCh] Electric Hatchback

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  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Electric

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Two speed windscreen wipers, Traction control, Apple car play/Android Auto, Speed sensitive power steering, Two litre open door pockets, Service indicator, Body colour door mirrors, Liquid palladium facia with hot red accents...

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Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

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CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

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Ten Second 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.

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 three available trim levels - 'SE Nav Premium', 'SRi Nav Premium' and 'Elite Nav Premium' - and you'll be paying in the £26,500 to £31,000 bracket, once the available £2,500 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 £600 above the entry-level 'Active'-spec version of its Peugeot e-208 cousin. And a top-spec 'GT'-spec e-208 will also save you around £600 over a top 'Elite Nav Premium'-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! and the SEAT Mii from around £20,000, but they're all smaller city cars. A battery-powered family hatch like a Kia e-Niro would cost around £30,000 and Renault ZOE R135 around £29,000.

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.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Two coat metallic - Navy blue
  • Two coat Premium paint
  • Black roof A pillar in black
  • Body colour roof and A pillar
  • Premium two coat - Power orange
  • Banda marvel cloth - Black with signal red/dark titanium stitching

Body Glass

  • Two speed windscreen wipers
  • Dark tinted rear side windows + tailgate window
  • Rain sensitive windscreen wipers
  • Solar heat absorbing windscreen
  • Forward collision alert
  • Glazed tailgate and heated rear window with wash/wipe facility
  • Electrically operated front and rear windows

Brakes

  • Traction control
  • Cornering brake control
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Auto city emergency braking
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • EBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Drag torque control
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Electric handbrake
  • Hill hold and start system
  • Straight line stability control

Communication

  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Auto tele unit 3S vehicle communication system
  • Bluetooth mobile phone portal

Driver Aids

  • Speed sensitive power steering
  • Rear parking distance sensors
  • Front camera system
  • Speed sign recognition
  • Lane departure warning with lane assist
  • Front pedestrian detection BASIS
  • Cruise control with intelligent speed limiter

Driver Convenience

  • Two litre open door pockets

Driver Information

  • Service indicator
  • Lights on audible warning
  • 7" TFT instrument cluster
  • Central facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information
  • Multi function trip computer - Trip odometer, vehicle range, average speed and fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy and driving time
  • Vauxhall connect box
  • Infotainment remote controls right side of steering wheel, telephone buttons on left side
  • USB with iPod control
  • Multimedia Navi with 7" colour touchscreen, Mirror link, European coverage,2D/3D street level map, points-of-interest search and map updates via USB

Driving Mirrors

  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Electrochromic automatic anti-dazzle rear view mirror

Embellishment Trims

  • Liquid palladium facia with hot red accents

Engine

  • Electronic returnless fuel system
  • Under body shield for aero
  • 11kW 3-Phase On-Board Charger

Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio
  • Six speakers
  • Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls
  • Instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate light
  • Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming
  • AM/FM stereo radio
  • RDS with traffic programme

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour door handles
  • High gloss black finish B pillar
  • Body colour front and rear bumpers
  • Chrome logo bar
  • Sports front and rear body styling for upper and lower bumper design
  • Bonnet/headlight/wiper structure
  • Flexible roof mounted aerial
  • Black lower side window mouldings

Exterior Lights

  • Rear fog lamp
  • Automatic headlight control system
  • Centre Rear Brake Lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • High beam assist
  • LED tail lamp
  • Rear reversing lights
  • LED front fog lamps
  • Hazard warning lights
  • Headlamps for left side traffic
  • Third brake light

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Electronic climate control (ECC)
  • Four adjustable facia vents
  • Cabin particulate filter - removes dust, airborne particles and pollen
  • Windscreen and side window demist vents
  • 4 speed fan with illuminated controls

Interior Features

  • Front cupholder
  • Internal chrome door handles
  • Front centre armrest with storage
  • Alloy sports pedals
  • 12V power sockets
  • Black headliner
  • Rake and telescope adjustable steering column
  • Illuminated load compartment trunk
  • Banda marvel cloth upholstery
  • Polyurethane gear knob/lever
  • Right hand drive (RHD)
  • Liquid palladium cloth inserts on door trim
  • Mistral fabric side bolsters and surrounds
  • Illuminated glovebox with lid
  • Signal red and dark titanium seat stitching
  • 3 spoke flat bottom leather steering wheel with satin chrome effect bezel

Interior Lights

  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Interior courtesy light
  • Front map reading lights
  • Single dome lamp with dual front reading lamps

Safety

  • Seatbelt pretensioners
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • Tyre deflation detection system
  • Single tone horn
  • Six airbags - Driver's dual stage airbag/front passenger's dual stage airbag/front seat side impact airbags/full size curtain airbags
  • Driver drowsiness alert system
  • Front seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
  • Inertia reel lap and diagonal seatbelts for all seats
  • Electrical child lock system in rear door latch
  • ISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on second row rear seats
  • Deactivation switch for front passenger's airbag

Seats

  • Sports style front seats
  • Height adjustable head restraints
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • 2 way adjustment front driver and co-driver passive headrest
  • 4 way manual co-driver fore/aft with reclining seatback
  • 6 way manual fore/aft, up/down with reclining driver seatback

Security

  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Steering column lock
  • Remote locking fuel filler flap
  • Remote control central locking
  • Keyless Start
  • Remote control security alarm system
  • Engine deadlock and immobiliser
  • 2 keys one folding with integral remote

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrors + covers

Wheels - Alloy

  • 17" Bi-colour alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

  • Tyre repair kit

Performance

  • Engine Power - BHP 136
  • Engine Power - KW 100
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Power - RPM 3673
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 192
  • Engine Torque - NM 260
  • Engine Torque - RPM 300

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