Vauxhall Mokka-e running costs, insurance, warranty & tax
Once you get past the fairly high starting price, the Mokka-e can be an affordable-to-run small SUV
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|21-23||3yrs / 60,000 miles||2yrs / 16,000 miles||From £66 / £132|
While electric cars might cost you a little more to insure than their combustion-engined counterparts, road tax, company-car tax and servicing is where they’ll save you the most. During the 2021/22 financial year, electric cars only incur a 1% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car charge, going up to 2% for the 2022/23 financial year. That's far less than the 29% incurred by even the entry-level petrol Mokka.
Vauxhall Mokka-e insurance group
The Mokka-e’s insurance-group rating is from 21 to 23 depending on the trim level you go for. So it does sit in higher insurance groups than the regular petrol and diesel versions of the Mokka, but that’s very common for electric cars. It’s also in a slightly higher group than its rivals like the Kia Soul EV (group 18) and the Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall Corsa-e hatchbacks.
All new Vauxhalls come with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, which is very similar to the Mokka-e’s rivals. But, with electric models like the Mokka-e and Corsa-e, Vauxhall covers the batteries for eight years or 100,000 miles. This is a guarantee against battery degradation, so should your battery’s full capacity drop below 70% of its original maximum before that point, Vauxhall will replace it for free.
Servicing intervals for the Mokka-e are the same as for the smaller Corsa-e, which needs an initial service after one year or 8,000 miles, then every two years or 16,000 miles after that.
Like all electric cars, the Mokka-e is at the moment zero-rated for road tax – officially known as vehicle excise duty (VED). The Mokka-e also gets free entry into the London Congestion Charge zone until 2025.
In This Review
- 1VerdictA strong contender in the increasingly crowded small electric SUV class, the Vauxhall Mokka-e looks great and boasts a 209-mile range
- 2Range, battery & chargingWith a maximum range of just under 210 miles, the Mokka-e is ideal for those with a short commute, while 100kW charging means it can handle longer journeys, too
- 3Running costs & insurance - currently readingOnce you get past the fairly high starting price, the Mokka-e 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-e
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortIt may not feel like an electric car inside, but the Mokka-e's interior quality is still good; its infotainment system is slow, however
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityIdeal for small families, the Mokka-e offers reasonable practicality – just not as much space as some of its rivals
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThe Mokka-e 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