What Car? says...
The Vauxhall Corsa-e is the fully electric version of one of the most popular cars in Britain. Indeed, the Vauxhall Corsa is frequently at the very top of the sales charts.
Compared with petrol-powered versions of the Corsa, the Corsa-e has a slightly longer wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear wheels), with its rear axle pushed further back to help accommodate a big battery packaged under the seats. The suspension and steering have been tuned differently too, to cope with the substantial amount of extra weight.
We've driven the Vauxhall Corsa-e, and over the next few pages of this review, we'll tell you how it squares up for performance, practicality, running costs and range between charges, as well as how long it takes to charge back up again. We'll also tell you what you get with each trim level and which one is our recommended choice.
Once you've decided which model to buy, head over to the What Car? New Car Deals pages to find out how much you could save on the brochure price. You'll usually find plenty of tempting new small electric car deals.
We don't have any specific reliability information for the Corsa-e, but the Corsa range as a whole finished mid-table in the small car class. Vauxhall as a brand came joint 23rd out of 32 brands in the overall league table. Read more here
Officially, the Corsa-e can do 222 miles on a full battery charge. Don't bank on getting anywhere near that far in real world driving, though – even in ideal conditions. Read more here
Yes, the Corsa-e is a fully electric car. The regular Vauxhall Corsa is still available with a petrol engine. Read more here
Like most electric cars, you can charge the Corsa-e at home using a type 2 cable. Faster charging is possible at a CCS public charging point. Read more here
The Corsa-e is actually the fastest model in the Vauxhall Corsa range. It's no Tesla, but can accelerate from 0-60mph in around eight seconds. Read more here
Yes, all versions of the Corsa-e have Apple Carplay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. Read more here
|RRP price range||£17,440 - £31,910|
|Number of trims (see all)||4|
|Number of engines (see all)||4|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||electric, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||48.7 - 53.3|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£59 / £1,452|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£117 / £2,904|