Electric Vauxhall Corsa-e priced from £26,490

Published 04 June 2019

Vauxhall has announced its electric Corsa will start at £26,490 - with deposits now being taken ahead of deliveries from early 2020.

The new Vauxhall Corsa will be closely related to the Peugeot 208 when it makes its public debut later in 2019. And, like the 208, it will be available as an electric-only model with a 50kWh battery and 136PS electric motor.

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With a 205-mile range, Vauxhall says the Corsa-e "aims to normalise electric car ownership". Using a public fast-charger, the manufacturer claims the electric Corsa can be charged to 80 per cent of its capacity in around 30 minutes.

The Corsa-e will be available in two trim levels, with a £26,490 start price after the Government's £3500 plug-in car grant. Both models feature a seven-inch touchscreen display with navigation, an 11kWh on-board charger, alloy wheels and rear parking sensors.

Deposits of £500 are now being taken, with the first 500 customers to place a reservation to receive a free home-charging kit when they take delivery.

Vauxhall is quoting a finance figure of £270 a month based on a 47-month PCP deal, following a customer deposit of £5549.40. That's for an SE model with Orange Fizz paint (£650), and there's an optional final payment of £9123.

Full details and specifications will be announced following the Corsa-e's official reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, ahead of production starting in January 2020.


gavsmit    on 4 June 2019

"...aims to normalise electric car ownership..." - who for? People silly enough to pay almost 30 grand (with a few options like metallic paint) for a Corsa?!

To justify the ridiculously high price of electric cars, some motoring journalists unrealistically state that the lower running costs make-up for the higher purchase price of an electric car, but they're talking complete nonsense - it would take me over a decade to get close to bridging the price gap with an ICE car, even longer if you use these cars as 'city runabouts' like some manufacturers are billing them due to their disappointingly short ranges. And by that time, I'd be looking to replace the battery for probably thousands of pounds too, thus drawing out that price gap catch-up even further!

Electric car technology needs to improve a lot and become more affordable before I'd ever consider one - and more analysis is required on the true environmental impact of electric cars (e.g. manufacture and charging) before people, and especially money-grabbing politicians, regard them as a solution to ICE polution.

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