Opel Corsa -E
If you’re keen on getting a small electric car, but don’t particularly feel the need to tell the world how revolutionary you are, then the Opel Corsa-e could be for you. Offering a good range, ultra-rapid charging speeds, and the sensible supermini package drivers will expect from a Corsa, the company is making the most of its parent group’s investment in EVs.
The technical basis of the Corsa-e is the CMP platform (Common Modular Platform) of the PSA Group. In addition to hybrid and pure combustion drives, it also enables full electrification. The Corsa-e is just the same as its fuel-powered counterpart, offering a practical solution to every day motoring that suits families and businesses alike. The Corsa-e has competition with the Zoe and Nissan Leaf and eventually the three-door Mini E that is making a spot in the EV industry.
Interior Design Of Opel Corsa -E
The interior can be used to the same extent as that of a petrol or diesel Corsa. Only the space under the floor of the luggage compartment is no longer available for storage because of the batteries. Driver and front passenger sit airy enough. The footwell is narrow on the sides. This is less of a problem in the Corsa-e or with automatic transmission than in the gasoline engine with manual transmission because the left foot has a break.
There are padded door panels with seams on the Corsa-e, but only those who sit in front of them enjoy it. At the back, the ambience looks more spartan. For a surcharge, all occupants sit on pretty leather with a perforated pattern. After all, leather looks come as standard with the Elegance equipment. The switchgear, screens, and other systems are shared with much of the compact PSA Group fleet, but work well, are nicely designed, and fall easily to hand.
Exterior Design Of Opel Corsa -E
Like the regular Corsa, it has a neat exterior design, with a bold grille and snazzy LED headlight clusters at the front, as well as some sharp creases along the sides and rear. LED headlights are standard equipment from the Elegance equipment upwards. The Matrix LED light called Intellilux is even better and costs extra depending on the equipment. The selectively glowing headlights are worth it. They illuminate the road optimally without dazzling oncoming cars. There are a few ‘e’ badges along the side and at the back that mark this is an electric car.
Engine And Battery Of Opel Corsa -E
According to the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure), Opel specifies a standard range of 337 kilometers and a consumption of 16.8 kWh per1 100 km. In city traffic we drive economically and with strong recuperation with 10.5 kWh per 100 km and carefree with a little more than 11 kWh. If it goes on the motorway with a maximum of 130 km / hr and a little overland, the computer shows around 15 kWh. Sure, the on-board computer does not take the charging losses into account.
The values are flattering compared to the standard consumption of 16.8 kWh. But that doesn’t matter for the range. Charging is done with a maximum of 100 kW direct current. At a wall box or a public pillar, the maximum value is 11 kW. The full charge therefore takes 5hours and 15 minutes. On the fast charger, it goes to 80 percent within 30 minutes. When the battery is almost full, Opel apparently throttles the charging power so as not to strain the memory. In the test, even a 50 kW column no longer pumps at full power at around 75 percent charge level.
Features And Specs Of Opel Corsa -E
Equipment levels are good throughout the Corsa-e range, with three trims to pick from. All include touchscreen navigation, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto connectivity, 16 inch alloy wheels, 7 inch digital instrument cluster, keyless start, rear parking sensors, climate control, and automatic lights and wipers. Higher trims upgrade the alloys to 17 inch wheels, add sensors front and rear for parking and include a reversing camera, as well as a larger 10 inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The display can be customized to a certain extent. Depending on the selected view, you will then have, for example, driving data on the right. The left area of the screen only informs you that driving data is on the right. The car will also be offered with a keyless start system and an electric park brake. If you like, you can order various parking aids – everything is on offer, from parking beeps to self-steering parking pilots and 180 degree cameras.
Price Of Opel Corsa -E
Opel sells the Corsa-e from ₹ 25 lakhs. That is a lot of money for a small car, but the manufacturer and the state grant electrical bonuses. Then nothing stands in the way of completely normal electromobility. At least if you are mostly in the city anyway. And the Corsa-e definitely offers enough range for occasional trips to the surrounding area or even to the next town.
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