Vauxhall Mokka Electric review

Category: Electric SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior dashboard
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  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 left static boot open
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior front seats
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 boot open
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 front cornering
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 rear cornering
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior dashboard
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior rear seats
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior infotainment
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 rear right tracking
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 left tracking
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 left static boot open
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior front seats
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

If you’re in the market for a relatively affordable electric car and you’re not too bothered about passenger space or battery range, there are quite a few cheaper options than the Vauxhall Mokka Electric. They include the All-Electric Fiat 500, Honda e, Hyundai Kona Electric, Mazda MX-30 and Mini Electric.

The larger Kia Niro EV Long Range, Peugeot e-2008 and VW ID.3 are a bit more expensive but the Mokka-e is predicted to suffer from heavier depreciation than many of those EVs. That make it less appealing for private buyers. 

How long does it take to charge the Mokka Electric? Well, you’re looking at around 7.5hrs from a 7kW home wall box (0-100%) or 45 minutes (0-80%) using a 50kW service station charger. If you can find a 100kW charger, you can get that charge in 30 minutes – enough time to grab a coffee and panini to go. 

When it was tested by Euro NCAP in 2021, the Vauxhall Mokka-e scored four stars out of five, which is a bit disappointing when most modern cars score five. Still, automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control and a driver drowsiness alert system are fitted across the range. Blind-spot monitoring is standard with Ultimate trim.

The Mokka Electric did not feature in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey but Vauxhall as a manufacturer didn’t fare all that well, finishing joint 23nd with Vauxhall out of 32 manufacturers listed. That’s the same as Peugeot and above Ford, but below key rivals including Seat and Volkswagen.

Every new Vauxhall comes with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty. The main battery is covered for eight years or 100,000 miles.

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Vauxhall Mokka-e 2022 interior infotainment

Overview

The Mokka Electric offers buyers sharp looks, a decent range, a generous amount of standard kit and a relatively comfy and quiet ride. However, if you’re looking for a funky urban EV, there are cheaper options available, such as the Fiat 500 and Mazda MX-30. Those looking for an EV to ‘do it all’, meanwhile, would be far better off with a Kia Niro EV or Volkswagen ID.3, both of which are far more spacious and will go much further on a charge.

  • Pretty comfortable
  • Impressively quiet at speed
  • Plenty of standard kit
  • Niro EV and ID 3 have longer ranges
  • Cheap feeling interior
  • Not that quick by EV standards
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