Vauxhall and Opel reveals 2023 Mokka Electric SUV

Vauxhall and Opel have revealed the Mokka Electric, an updated version of the Mokka-e, an electric SUV with a variety of unique features.

A mockup of the Vauxhall/Opel Mokka
Meet the latest iteration of the Mokka-e © Credit to Vauxhall

The Mokka Electric is the Mokka you know, just improved across the board according to Vauxhall and Opel, the two brands behind the latest iteration.

So, what’s different?

For starters, it offers a number of performance enhancements that support an increased range and internal battery capacity. Spearheading these updates is a new 54 kWh lithium-ion battery, which gives the electric SUV a maximum driving range of 252 miles (406 kilometres).

Vauxhall/Opel has said that this represents an increase of 20% compared to the vehicle’s prior generation, which offered 210 miles (338 kilometres) of range.

A similar increase can be seen in the vehicle’s efficiency, measured at 15.2 kWh per 100 kilometres (62 miles).

The 2023 model’s electric motor, which also features on the new Astra Electric, provides it with a maximum power output of 156 hp (115 kW) and 191 lb-ft (260 Nm) of torque.

This allows the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 10 seconds before levelling out and reaching its top speed (93 mph).

The new Mokka Electric also comes with three unique driving modes:

  1. Eco
  2. Normal
  3. Sport

Eco will preserve energy to maximise the range of the vehicle. The regenerative braking system is another way that the Mokka can stay self-sufficient to go an extra mile or two.

Using a 100 kW DC charger, the new Mokka can go from 0 to 80% in around half an hour or so. The vehicle also accepts AC charging up to 11 kW via an onboard charger.

Further functionality comes via the OEM’s smartphone app, which can be remotely programmed to adjust the vehicle’s pre-conditioning capabilities.

Orders for the new Mokka will open in March of 2023, with deliveries expected in the Spring.

What do you make of this updated Mokka? Have these changes made the vehicle a must-have or are there better electric SUVs out there? We want your take.

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