Article By John Redfern

Vauxhall adds extra range to electric Corsa-e and Mokka-e

A number of changes have resulted in Vauxhall’s two key electric cars gaining additional range.

Updates to the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Mokka-e electric cars have increased their potential range.

Vauxhall says its continuous improvement process has unlocked the improvements, increasing the efficiency of the two EVs.

It means both cars deliver better results on the official WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure) fuel economy cycle.

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Key to the changes is a heat pump with improved efficiency. This is used to warm and cool the interior, in place of a conventional climate control unit. Vauxhall says drivers will particularly notice the improvements in winter.

Other upgrades include detailed modifications to the transmission, along with the fitment of ‘A+’ low rolling resistance tyres. The Corsa-e has 16-inch tyres, with the Mokka-e using 17-inch rubber.

Similar modifications were recently announced for the DS 3 Crossback E-Tense. The DS shares the same platform as the Corsa-e and Mokka-e, and is produced in the same factory.

After the updates have been applied, the range of a fully-charged Corsa-e grows from 209 miles to 222 miles – a six percent gain.

The Mokka-e makes a slightly smaller improvement, with range stretched from 201 miles to 209 miles.

Both the Corsa-e and Mokka-e are available with Vauxhall’s ‘Plug & Go’ offer. This includes a free home-charging wallbox, six-month BP Pulse charging subscription and an eight-year battery warranty.

Vauxhall plans to offer an electrified version of every car in its range by 2024.

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