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
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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.
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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictA strong contender in the increasingly crowded small electric SUV class, the Vauxhall Mokka Electric looks great and boasts a 209-mile range
- 2Range, battery & chargingWith a maximum range of over 200 miles, the Mokka Electric is ideal for those with a short commute, while 100kW charging means it can handle longer journeys, too
- 3Running costs & insuranceOnce you get past the fairly high starting price, the Mokka Electric can be an affordable-to-run small SUV
- 4Performance, motor & drive - currently readingThe electric powertrain may not shove you back in your seat, but it does add a level of refinement to the Mokka Electric
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortIt may not feel like an electric car inside, but the Mokka Electric's interior quality is still good; its infotainment system is slow, however
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityIdeal for small families, the Mokka Electric offers reasonable practicality – just not as much space as some of its rivals
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThe Mokka Electric fell short of full marks in Euro NCAP crash-testing, but the car does pack plenty of safety kit and features a well tested electric powertrain