May 23, 2019 - 05:29 pm

Opel presents the new all-electric Corsa-e


Following initial plans to present the vehicle in June, the first photos of the next-gen electric Corsa model have leaked. In response, Opel now presented its Corsa-e in detail.

As part of PSA, the electric Opel shares the e-CMP platform with models such as the Peugeot e-208 and DS 3 Crossback E-Tense. Developed together with Dongfeng, the architecture is the base for electrified vehicles in the C and D segment across the group.

For Opel, this is the first time official pictures of the Corsa-e have made it out. In terms of data, the system delivers a 100 kW and offers a range of 330 kilometres in the WLTP cycle (provisional value). According to the manufacturer, the 50 kWh battery, for which Opel offers an eight-year warranty, can be charged to 80 per cent within 30 minutes by quick charging.

Speaking of charging, the Corsa-e is fitted with a variety of charging options, including cable, wall box and high-speed charging. The charging process can be monitored via an app, also provided by Opel. Regarding the general connectivity of the Corsa-e, the manufacturer states that “Technologies and assistance systems that are more often found in higher market segments make their debut in the Corsa-e.” This mainly refers to the intelligent lighting system, however additional safety features are also included to assist drivers, next to the traditional telematics systems available through Opel Connect.

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While this is the sixth generation of the popular vehicle, it is the first version that is fully electric. But the small build – the Corsa-e is about 4 metres long – hides a versatile core as the electric vehicle offers three different driving modes from range saving eco options to more sporty modes.

Opel has not named a price for the electric car yet as the official world debut is only set on June 4 which also marks the on-sale date.

Additional reporting by Nora Manthey.


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