Vauxhall Mokka Electric review: performance, motor & drive
The Vauxhall Mokka offers a sedate driving experience, so keen drivers should look elsewhere
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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 powertrain option available to Mokka Electric buyers: a 134bhp front-mounted electric motor that’s also used in other Stellantis-group cars such as the Peugeot-208 and Citroen e-C4. This propels the Mokka Electric from 0-62mph in a phlegmatic 8.5 seconds.
Vauxhall announced in early 2023 that the Mokka Electric is soon due to receive the same more powerful 154bhp as the recently-facelifted Peugeot e-2008. This will also be paired with a larger 54kWh battery and thus, is unlikely to provide much of a boost in performance – in fact, the updated Peugeot is actually slightly slower than the old car, reaching 0-62mph in 9.1 seconds.
The Vauxhall Mokka majors on offering a calm and comfortable driving experience; the soft suspension manages to soak up the majority of bumps and potholes around town, although it can feel a little floaty at higher speeds. There are several driving modes to choose from – Eco, Normal and Sport – but even when switched into the latter, it’s never that much fun to drive. The steering never becomes heavy enough and there’s quite a bit of body roll whenever you throw the electric Mokka into a high speed corner; keen drivers looking for a sporty family EV should instead look at the MG4 or the Cupra Born.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe head-turning Vauxhall Mokka Electric won’t shock you out on the road, but it’s high price might
- 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 & insuranceThe Vauxhall Mokka Electric is very expensive to buy, but should be cheap to run thereafter
- 4Performance, motor & drive - currently readingThe Vauxhall Mokka offers a sedate driving experience, so keen drivers should look elsewhere
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThere are some cheaper materials and the infotainment can be a tad laggy, but the Mokka’s interior is ergonomic and well-equipped nonetheless
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Mokka Electric isn’t quite as spacious as rivals, but should be sufficient for small families
- 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