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Vauxhall Mokka Electric review: performance, motor & drive

The Vauxhall Mokka offers a sedate driving experience, so keen drivers should look elsewhere

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 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. 

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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.

Handling

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.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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