Vauxhall Corsa-e and Mokka-e prices cut in response to grant reduction
Vauxhall has reduced the prices of the Corsa-e and Mokka-e electric cars to ensure they remain eligible for the government’s Plug-in Car Grant
Both the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Vauxhall Mokka-e electric have been given price cuts to ensure they remain eligible for the UK government’s recently reduced Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG).
The reductions, effective immediately, see all versions reduced by £3,000; on-the-road prices (after the grant has been applied) now start from £25,805 for the Corsa-e SE and £29,365 for the Mokka-e SE. However, the changes mean even the top-spec models of each car remain eligible for the revised incentive.
Last week, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced that the Plug-in Car Grant would be reduced from a maximum of £2,500 to a maximum of £1,500, and would now only apply to cars with a list price of less than £32,000 – down from £35,000 previously. As such, a number of models – including some Corsa and Mokka variants – became ineligible.
While each of Vauxhall’s pure-electric models has been slashed by £3,000, true customer savings are pegged at £2,500 due to the fact the plug-in grant has been reduced by £1,000.
The Corsa-e is available in SE, SRi and Elite trims; top-spec versions now come in at £29,410 (after the PiCG). The Mokka is available in the same three specs, plus flagship Ultimate guise. Prices top out at £30,495 – again, after the grant has been applied.
Paul Willcox, managing director of Vauxhall, said: “Vauxhall wants to move the UK to electric motoring as quickly as possible, which is why we have committed to being an electric-only brand from 2028.
“In light of a further evolution to the Government Plug-in Car Grant, we have taken the decision to change our pricing policy on our all-electric Corsa-e and Mokka-e models.”
While Vauxhall is the first, previous changes to the Plug-in Car Grant back in March 2021 saw a flurry of manufacturers reduce prices to ensure their models remained eligible. DrivingElectric will bring you any further information as and when it becomes available.
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