The Vauxhall Mokka E serves as a timely reminder that as electric vehicles (EVs) gain popularity, we’ll eventually stop referring to them as “electric” cars and simply refer to them as “cars.”
That time may arrive sooner than we all anticipate if Vauxhall has something to do with it. It is effectively providing electrical energy as just another engine option for the Mokka small SUV rather than taking the route of building a specifically designed electric SUV (as Skoda with the Enyaq iV and Volkswagen with ID.4).
The exterior of Vauxhall Mokka E
The new “Vizor” nose is the most starkly distinct feature of the Mokka, the first vehicle under the Opel/Vauxhall marque to launch a new design language led by Mark Adams and his team. The roof and bonnet can be specified in two-tone colors, and a color called Mamba Green is also an option. This is certainly a subtle tribute to the Opel Manta GTE.
This, together with numerous additional angular lines, sharp creases, and a floating roofline that have long been standard for contemporary Vauxhalls, all combine to lift the new Mokka crossover out of the uninspiring crossover wasteland.
Choose the eye-catching distinctive wheels of Mokka. Alternately, add a personal touch with a variety of stylish 16″, 17″, or 18″ alloys. Mokka’s wheels make it look as slick as it is to drive.
Interior of Vauxhall Mokka E
The steering wheel and driver’s seat each have a good range of adjustment for reach and height, so you should be able to find a considered desirable position. Regardless of the fact that lumbar support, which is a driver’s seat massaging feature, is only available on the top-of-the-line Launch Edition vehicles, the car is pretty comfortable.
The rest of the dashboard, in contrast to the Peugeot e-2008 and VW ID.3, which both have annoying touch-sensitive controls, is nicely organized and simple to use. It has buttons and knobs for temperature control and media volume.
It’s not ideal that the infotainment system in the Vauxhall Mokka E is nearly identical to the one in the Peugeot e-2008. The 10.0in a system that was tested (entry-level SE Nav Premium cars get a smaller 7.0in the display) was very hard to use due to sluggish software, a perplexing layout, and clumsy graphics. It’s also important to note that while the temperature is shown on either side of the screen, you never actually get the full 10.0 inches dedicated to your pulldown menu.
The Vauxhall Mokka-interior e’s quality is a bit of a letdown. Although it has a distinctive design and a visually appealing interior, the materials aren’t nearly as comfortable as those found in the Peugeot e-2008 or Kia e-Niro.
Performance and Drive of Vauxhall Mokka E
Its grip levels are adequate, if not as good as those of its competitors, and you won’t find any unpleasant character flaws, but because of its roly-poly behavior and general lack of calmness, you’ll soon slow down to concentrate on battery preservation. Driving the Mokka-e is really quiet. At highway speeds, the electric powertrain of this car makes almost no noise, and the only wind noise you’ll hear is from the door mirrors.
However, only the occasional expansion joint sends a thud through the car, which is a result of the soft springs, making for a comfortable ride on the highway. The Mokka-e is less adept at navigating potholes and damaged surfaces at slower speeds than the ID.3, but it is unquestionably more comfortable than the too-firm Kona Electric and doesn’t bobble around on bumpy roads like the springy DS3 Crossback E-Tense does. The Mokka-bigger e’s size prevents it from being as agile as the smaller Corsa-e hatchback, which is powered by the same system.
Battery and Charging of Vauxhall Mokka E
The 50kWh battery and 136hp electric motor that power the front wheels of the Vauxhall Mokka-e are standard equipment.
The Mokka-e is advertised to have a 209-mile range. This roughly equals the 208-mile claimed range of the Peugeot e-2008 but falls short of the 282-mile claimed range of the Kia e-Niro. If you commute frequently through towns, you shouldn’t have too much trouble matching this claimed range, but long drives on the highway will deplete the Mokka-battery e’s more quickly.
The Vauxhall Mokka-e may be recharged relatively quickly by using a 100kW community fast charger. If you can find one of these, you can charge its battery from empty to 80% full in about 30 minutes. Using a domestic plug socket will take longer than 20 hours to fully charge your Mokka-e from empty, while using a slower 50kW public charger will take about 50 minutes to do so.
Price of Vauxhall Mokka E
The Price for the Vauxhall Mokka E is between £31,935 and £31,995.
The Vauxhall Mokka E gives buyers a stylish appearance, a respectable range, a ton of standard equipment, and a comparatively quiet and comfortable ride. However, there are less expensive options available, such as the Fiat 500 and Mazda MX-30, if you’re searching for a hip urban EV. A Kia e-Niro or Volkswagen ID.3 would be considerably better options for anyone searching for an EV that can “do it all,” as they are both much roomier and have a significantly longer range.