Vauxhall Mokka Electric range, battery & charging
With 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
|Range||Battery size||Wallbox charge time||Rapid charge time|
|209 miles||50kWh||7hrs 15mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||31mins (10-80%, 100kW)|
Although it might be a hindrance on longer journeys or for completing lots of business miles, the Mokka Electric’s 209-mile range is ideal for short commutes and driving around town. Plus, it’s certainly more usable than the closer-to-100-mile range you can expect from the Honda e or MINI Electric.
It's worth noting that cars ordered from March 2023 get a bigger battery for a longer 252-mile maximum range. We've not yet driven this model, but will update our review accordingly as soon as we get the chance.
Vauxhall Mokka Electric range
On a full charge, the Mokka Electric has a maximum charge of 209 miles. That figure applies to cars delivered from December 2021 on, when technical updates were made to boost the original figure of 201 miles. A further update due in March 2023 sees battery size increase from 50kWh to 54kWh, which Vauxhall claims will boost the car's range to 252 miles.
However, as Vauxhall’s calculator on its site will show you, that range can be reduced to less than 130 miles in early cars with the smaller battery. Especially in colder weather or after long periods at high motorway speeds.
If you’re able to find a public rapid charger capable of at least 100kW, you can top up the Mokka Electric from 10-80% battery capacity in 30 minutes. Our experience is you’re more likely to find a 50kW rapid charger in the UK, but one of those can still add 100 miles of range to the car in around 20 minutes.
Most owners are likely to do the bulk of their charging using a wallbox at home. Vauxhall claims it'll take you five hours to charge the Mokka Electric from flat to full using an 11kW charger, but this speed is only achievable with three-phase electrics – something most UK homes don't have. We expect it'll take roughly seven or eight hours at 7.4kW, which is the maximum speed of most home wallboxes on single-phase electrics.
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 & charging - currently readingWith 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 & driveThe 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