Vauxhall Mokka Electric performance, motor & drive

The electric powertrain may not shove you back in your seat, but it does add a level of refinement to the Mokka Electric

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Performance, motor & drive rating

3.5 out of 5

0-62mphTop speedDriven wheelsPower
8.5s93mphFront134bhp

Under the Mokka Electric's stylish bodywork is the same powertrain you’ll find in the Stellantis Group’s other electric offerings. It doesn’t shove you back in your seat like a Tesla or some other electric cars do, but it'll get the car up to motorway speeds with ease. At that point, the powertrain is quiet and adds a new level of refinement to the Mokka Electric’s driving experience.

Vauxhall Mokka Electric 0-62mph, top speed and acceleration

There’s only one single-motor, front-wheel-drive powertrain option for the Mokka Electric. It uses the same 134bhp motor as the Vauxhall Corsa Electric, Peugeot e-208 and DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE, though in late-2022, Vauxhall confirmed the Mokka would be updated with a bigger battery (54kWh) and a more powerful 154bhp electric motor.

We've not yet driven the revised car, but even the previous, less powerful model offered reasonable performance and good efficiency; 0-62mph takes 8.5 seconds and top speed is limited 93mph. However, while it might not offer the same amount of shove as other electric cars, we expect a slightly sportier GSe version will arrive in 2023.

Handling

The Mokka Electric is comfortable; its suspension copes with potholes and bumps quite well, especially at lower speeds around town. In those situations, it handles well, but increase your speed and the Mokka Electric loses that level of comfort and control – but we’d never say the ride becomes truly uncomfortable. If you’re looking for a more involving-to-drive small electric car, then maybe look closer at the MINI Electric. But, for everyone else, the Mokka Electric feels safe and stable, which is great for a small SUV.

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