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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