Opel has received a major order for electric cars from the Italian postal service. The Rome-based postal and logistics operator has ordered 1,744 Opel Corsa-e vehicles. The first of the ordered Opel electric cars are to be delivered to Poste Italiane before the end of this year.
The Opel Corsa-e won over the Italian postal service in a public tender whereby Opel says the small electric car, “was selected in a public tender that was bid by leading automobile manufacturers.” Opal says the Corsa-e is ideal for everyday use.
Exactly what tasks the small electric cars will perform within the group is not clear from the Opel press release. The load volume in the small cars is fairly low. On the other hand, the Corsa-e is expected to make the most of its compactness and manoeuvrability as well as its range of up to 337 kilometres according to WLTP, its DC charging power of up to 100 kW and its 8-year warranty (or 160,000 kilometres) for the battery.
Our German colleagues at electrive.net put the Opel Corsa-e through its paces in the late summer of 2020. In summary, the driving report concludes that the model appeals to newcomers and those switching to electric cars who do not want a flashy electric car, but simply a car that functions solidly. The Opel Corsa-e is the ideal choice for cost-conscious electric car buyers who value high and reproducible DC charging performance for their individual application profile.
In Europe, the price list of the Opel Corsa-e starts at 29,900 euros before subsidies. The basic Selection model is only available in Moonstone Gray but already has extensive equipment. Automatic climate control is standard, as is the radar-based automatic emergency braking system or the option of mirroring smartphone navigation into the 7-inch central display via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.