VAUXHALL

VAUXHALL MOKKA-E ELECTRIC HATCHBACK 100kW GS Line 50kWh 5dr Auto

Fuel

FuelElectric

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 60 mph-

WLTP - Pure Electric Range

Electric Range209 miles

In theory, Vauxhall's Mokka-e ticks a lot of boxes. Small, fashionable SUVs are the market's primary growth area at present. And of course, everyone's talking about EVs. This one gets trendy looks, proven underpinnings and a drivetrain claiming up to 209 miles of range. It's the sort of electric model that ought to find a ready audience.

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In theory, Vauxhall's Mokka-e ticks a lot of boxes. Small, fashionable SUVs are the market's primary growth area at present. And of course, everyone's talking about EVs. This one gets trendy looks, proven underpinnings and a drivetrain claiming up to 209 miles of range. It's the sort of electric model that ought to find a ready audience.

Background

Unlike some volume rivals who are tinkering around the edges of electrification with mild hybrid technology, Vauxhall is fully committed to the electric revolution. And we mean the full-electric revolution. We've already had the Corsa-e supermini and EV versions of the Vauxhall Combo and Vivaro Life People Carriers. Now, there's this car, the Mokka-e small SUV, which ought to be the brand's most important EV yet. The looks and the cabin architecture (both a big step forward from previous Mokka models) are of course bespoke to Vauxhall but, at first glance at least, just about everything else here we've seen before. In the Corsa-e and in the two Stellantis Group small crossover models that share this one's engineering, the Peugeot e-2008 and the DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE. The Griffin brand though, claims to have subtly evolved its version of this fashionable recipe. Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

This car doesn't feel quite as urgent away from rest as its Corsa-e showroom stablemate, but it's not slow; 62mph from rest takes 9.2s. It does share all the same mechanicals you'll find in that EV supermini though, a 50kWh lithium-ion battery 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 has a bit of a weight problem - that drivetrain adds over 300kgs of bulk, but that arguably helps the Mokka-e when it comes to ride quality; you'll feel things like speed humps keenly but at speed on the open road, it handles tarmac tears a little better than its combustion cousins. Vauxhall claims an operating range of 209 miles, though you'll only get near that if you engage a rather restrictive 'Eco' drive setting that drops power output right down to 83PS. You certainly won't achieve anything like that kind of range if you get anywhere near this EV's quoted 93mph top speed. Or if you habitually drive your Mokka-e in the 'Sport' setting that'll be necessary to release to full 136PS power output just mentioned. There's very light steering (which you'll need to get used to). And a button to increase brake regeneration (which will charge the battery as you brake or cruise and eke out that all-important driving range).

Design and Build

There aren't any significant visual changes marking this Mokka-e apart from its fossil-fuelled showroom stablemates, so unless your neighbours spot the charging flap, the lack of an exhaust pipe or the special badging, you're going to be able to complete your switch into EV motoring without attracting any undue attention. This MK2 Mokka design certainly has more assertive front end treatment, highlighted by the so-called 'Vauxhall Visor' look, made up of bold nose treatment featuring ultra-slim LED daytime running lights. Behind the wheel, this Gallic-influenced design is of course nothing like the previous Korean-sourced Mokka models. There are no conventional gauges: just a 12-inch digital instrument display, which works in conjunction with a 10-inch central infotainment monitor which is angled towards the driver. The layout uses what is called 'Pure Panel' design to make the two screens look like one long display. Predictably, materials quality is of a much higher grade than the old model. But space in the back isn't much different - though it's much better of course, than you get in a Corsa. The 310-litre boot is 40-litres smaller than the combustion-engined Mokka model.

Market and Model

Prices after subtraction of the £1,500 government grant, this car costs around £30,500 in either 'GS Line' (sporty trim) or 'Ultimate' (plush trim) forms. For reference, you're looking at needing to find a premium of around £3,000 for one of these over an equivalently specified 1.2-litre 130PS automatic petrol model. Both Mokka-e variants get 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with high beam assist, LED tail lights and auto headlamps and wipers. Inside, through the flat bottomed leather-covered steering wheel, you view a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, plus there's an automatic anti-dazzle rear-view mirror and electronic climate control. You also get rear parking distance sensors, a Panoramic rear-view camera and an ultrasonic security alarm system. Infotainment is taken care of by a Multimedia Navi system with a 10-inch screen incorporating satellite navigation, a 6-speaker DAB audio system, Bluetooth audio streaming and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration. There's also a contrast-coloured roof, climate control and heat for the steering wheel and seats. Safety kit fitted as standard across the range includes Forward collision alert, Automatic emergency city braking, Driver drowsiness alert, Speed sign recognition and Lane departure warning with lane keep assist. There's also cruise control with speed limiter.

Cost of Ownership

We mentioned earlier that the Mokka-e will cover a 209 mile WLTP-rated range. The powertrain can support most domestic charging standards, as well as most commercially offered DC rapid charging systems. It has support for up to 3-phase 11kW charging in AC mode for home use: and 100kW DC capability is standard, allowing the car to be replenished at a public charging point to over 80% capacity in under half an hour. If you've access to a 3-phase electricity supply, you can pay more to get the Mokka-e's standard 7.4kW on-board charger upgraded to 11kW spec. If you do that and find a 22kW accelerated public charger, you can reduce the replenishment time to as little as 3 hours and 20 minutes. Most owners though, will stick with the standard 7.4kW package and use a 7kW wallbox installed in their garage to complete a full charge from empty in seven and-a-half hours. Unlike some other brands, Vauxhall doesn't throw in that wallbox free with purchase, but the company does offer customers a subsidised 7kW home charging unit from PodPoint for just £299. What else? Well, Vauxhall being a mainstream brand, residual values aren't as strong as, for example, you'd get from a rival BMW i3, but the Mokka claws the advantage back with modest cost of options and very affordable servicing you can budget for with a range of pre-paid servicing plans. There's an unremarkable, but potentially extendable, three year 60,000 mile warranty.

Summary

It's hard to recognise this generation Mokka from the Korean MK1 design launched back in 2012 that trundled around on an old fashioned chassis and used thirsty petrol engines. These days, the Mokka is a thoroughly modern product - and this Mokka-e demonstrates just how modern. The competition in this segment though is tough and if you've cast your net about in this class, you'll know that it can't go quite as far on a single charge as its Korean rivals, nor is it quite as engaging to drive as the Japanese Mazda MX-30. And of course it doesn't really offer anything fundamentally very different from its Stellantis Group cousins, the Peugeot e-2008 and the DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE. For all that though, we can see plenty of browsing Vauxhall showroom customers being quite seduced by what's on offer here. There's just enough driving range to be practical, just enough style to fit in at the gym and just enough value to make the switch to an EV possible on monthly finance. Just enough of everything then, for Vauxhall to get a toe-hold in this important sector.

  • Variable front intermittent wipers
  • Heated rear window+rear wash/wipe
  • Dark tinted rear side windows + tailgate window
  • Solar heat absorbing windscreen
  • Windscreen and side window demist vents
  • Electrically operated front and rear windows with safety auto reverse and one touch up/down facility
  • Two speed rain-sensitive windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipe

  • Automatic emergency city braking
  • Straight line stability control
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Drag torque control
  • Hill start assist
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Cornering brake control
  • Traction control
  • Electronic brake force distribution

  • Fully carpeted load area

  • Smartphone integration compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • Rear parking distance sensors
  • Front camera system
  • Drive mode selector
  • Panoramic rear view camera
  • Speed sign recognition
  • Power assisted speed sensitive steering
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Lane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)

  • Emergency services call system
  • Engine start/stop button

  • Lights on audible warning
  • Central facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information
  • Exterior temperature display
  • Multi function trip computer
  • 12" digital instrument cluster

  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Automatically dimming anti dazzle rear view mirror
  • Black door mirror housings

  • Black facia with red trim insert
  • Instrument panel bar in Light Gravel
  • Atlantis black trim inserts of front doors

  • 11kW on board charger

  • Multimedia Navi pro infotainment with satellite nav, 10" colour touchscreen, 6 speakers, DAB radio, 12" instrument panel, Apple carplay/Android auto
  • Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming
  • Mobile phone portal - bluetooth connect, vehicle microphone, handsfree calls, SMS read out and reply, phone book access
  • Front USB connection
  • Two rear USB sockets
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • Flexible Roof Mounted Radio Aerial

  • Black rear roof spoiler
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour front and rear bumpers
  • Black skid plates
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Black Griffin logo and vizor frame

  • Automatic lighting control with tunnel detection
  • LED 3rd brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • High beam assist
  • LED tail lights
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Hazard warning lights
  • LED front fog lamps
  • LED side repeat indicators
  • Reversing light
  • Rear foglight
  • Manual headlamp level control

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

  • 3 spoke flat bottomed leather steering wheel with satin chrome bezel
  • Black headliner
  • Centre console with two cup holders at front and one in rear
  • Door pockets with two litre capacity
  • Fabric/Leather effect upholstery
  • Twin gas assisted tailgate struts
  • Four load restraint lashing eyes
  • Front centre armrest with storage
  • Alloy sports pedals
  • Reach + rake adjustable steering column
  • Interior tailgate handle
  • 12V Accessory socket
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Chrome effect interior door handles

  • Interior courtesy light
  • Front map reading lights
  • Illuminated load area
  • Luggage compartment lighting

  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2x Isofix child seat fitting on outer rear seats
  • Deactivation switch for front passenger front and side impact airbags
  • Driver drowsiness alert system
  • Driver and front passenger airbags, front seat side impact airbags, full size curtain airbags
  • Seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Child proof locks on rear doors
  • Inertia reel lap and diagonal seatbelts for all seats

  • 6 way manual adjustable driver fore/aft, up/down with reclining seatback
  • 6 way manual adjustable front passenger fore/aft, up/down with reclining seatback
  • Single front passenger seat
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • Front seat back storage pockets
  • Height adjustable front/rear head restraints
  • Heated front seats

  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Visible vehicle identification number
  • Freewheeling door locks
  • Key left in ignition audible warning
  • Remote control central locking
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Remote control ultrasonic security alarm system
  • Electronically protected audio equipment

  • Transmission automatic reducer

  • Driver and passenger sun visors with vanity mirror

  • Mode 3 charging cable
  • 11KW onboard charger

  • 18" bi colour alloy wheels with red accents

  • Emergency tyre inflation kit

  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes): 1305
  • Battery Charge Slow kW: 2.3
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage: 0-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes): 450
  • Battery Charge Fast kW: 7
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage: 0-100
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes): 300
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW: 11
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage: 0-100
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes): 30
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW: 100
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage: 0-80
  • Coupler/Connector Type: Type 2
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years: 8
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage: 100000
  • Battery Capacity in kWh: 50
  • Battery Leased: False
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - High: 336
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb: 323
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL: 336
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH: 317
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb: 15.8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL: 15.8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH: 16.2
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb: 3.9
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH: 3.8
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL: 3.9
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb: 201
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH: 197
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL: 209
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - High: 209
  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty: 70
  • Charging Port Location: Left Side Rear

  • Noise Level dB(A): N
  • CO: N
  • HC: N
  • NOx: N
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • CO2 (g/km): 0
  • Standard Euro Emissions: N

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): N
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): N
  • CC: 1
  • Cylinders: N
  • Cylinder Layout: N
  • Number of Valves: N
  • Camshaft: N
  • Fuel Delivery: N
  • Catalytic Convertor: N
  • Engine Layout: N
  • Compression Ratio: N
  • Transmission: AUTO
  • Gears: 1 SPEED
  • Engine Code: N

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: N
  • EC Urban (mpg): N
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): N
  • EC Combined (mpg): N

  • Coin Series: GS Line
  • Coin Description: N
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Service Interval Mileage: 16000
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 73
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 75
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 58
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 64
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 4
  • Badge Power: 136
  • Badge Engine CC: 0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True

  • Engine Torque - MKG: 26.5
  • Engine Power - BHP: 136
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • Engine Power - KW: 100
  • Engine Power - RPM: 3673
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 192
  • Engine Torque - NM: 260
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 300

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: N/A

  • Tyre Size Front: 215/55 R18
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY

  • Height: 1531
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Wheelbase: 2561
  • Length: 4151
  • Width: 1791

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1060
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 310
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): N

  • Metallic paint: £600
  • White roof: £300
  • Body colour roof: £0
  • Premium metallic paint: £700
  • Brilliant paint: Included
  • Red roof: £300
  • Black bonnet: £200
  • Black upper window moulding: £0
  • Red upper window moulding: Included
  • Black roof: Included

  • LED Headlights: Included
  • IntelliLux Matrix LED headlights with adaptive forward lighting: £700

  • Metallic - Diamond black: £600
  • Metallic - Quartz grey: £600

  • Brilliant paint - White Jade: £0
  • Premium metallic paint - Power red: £700

  • Fabric/Leather effect - Minstral and Jet black fabric leather-effect seat trim inserts with Jet black fabric side bolsters: £0

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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