Stellantis has promised to go pure electric in Europe by the end of the decade, and to achieve that, it’s trying to entice more buyers by gradually overcoming coverage anxiety. The Peugeot E-308 was introduced in September before its Astra Electric equivalent late last month, with both featuring 54-kWh batteries. With a usable capacity of 51 kWh, the lithium-ion package is now installed on the Mokka Electric for the 2023 model year.
Thanks to the larger battery, the electric subcompact crossover’s range has increased from its previous 338 to 406 kilometers (210 to 252 miles) in the WLTP cycle, representing a 20 percent increase. It takes about half an hour to recharge the battery to 80 percent provided you are using a 100 kW DC station. Interestingly, energy consumption drops to 15.2 kWh per 100 kilometers (62 miles).
It should be mentioned that its range is slightly less than the aforementioned E-308 (400 km or 250 miles) and Astra Electric (416 km or 258 miles). With Peugeot upgrading the E-208’s battery pack, it was only a matter of time before the Corsa in question received some extra juice. Spy shots have revealed the supermini will receive a mid-cycle facelift, which will likely come along with a superior battery.
Back at the Mokka Electric, it gets a more powerful front-mounted electric motor that produces 156 horsepower (115 kilowatts) and 260 Newton-meters (191 pound-feet) of instant torque. Taken from Astra Electric, this e-motor has enough power to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 10 seconds and the top speed is 93 mph (150 km/h) which is electronically regulated.
In case you haven’t noticed, Opel changed the name of its cars. Going forward, it will be known as Mokka Electric rather than Mokka-e. That puts it in line with the recently introduced Astra Electric and logic tells us that the Corsa-e will also be renamed Corsa Electric with the upcoming facelift.