Vauxhall Mokka-e review

Category: Small Electric

Section: Introduction

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Introduction

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The Vauxhall Mokka-e reminds us that, with electric vehicles (EVs) becoming increasingly popular, we'll one day drop the word 'electric' from conversations about them altogether – and simply call them 'cars'.  

If Vauxhall has anything to do with it, that moment could come sooner than we all think. Instead of going down the route of designing a bespoke electric SUV (like Skoda and Volkswagen did with the Enyaq iV and ID.4), it is effectively offering electric power as just another engine option for the Mokka small SUV.

As the brand puts it, “Electric, Petrol, Diesel – Your Call”. In fact, aside from a few ‘e’ badges on its flanks and the option of striking Mamba Green paint, there isn’t a whole lot to differentiate the Mokka-e from the regular Mokka.

Not that it doesn’t look swish. With styling inspired by the experimental GT X Experimental Concept car unveiled by Vauxhall a while back, including that model’s bold Vizor front-end design, you’re certainly not going to lose it in a car park. 

Under the surface, the Mokka-e shares its underpinnings with the Peugeot e-2008 so it draws its power from a 50kWh battery, which feeds into a single 134bhp electric motor. While its claimed 201-mile range is just shy of the e-2008’s claimed 206 miles, in the real world the difference should be negligible. 

The e-2008 is just one car in an increasingly competitive class, though. To truly succeed, the Mokka-e will also have to see off well-established rivals that include the Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia e-Niro and Kia Soul EV, plus electric cars that cost less, such as the great-value MG ZS EV

Over the next few pages of this review, we'll tell you how the Vauxhall Mokka-e squares up against those rivals. And if you decide to take the plunge, remember that we can save you a bundle of cash on hundreds of new cars with very little effort; check out our free New Car Buying service.

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