Vauxhall Mokka Electric review: running costs & insurance
The Vauxhall Mokka Electric is very expensive to buy, but should be cheap to run thereafter
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||Annual company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|22||3yrs / 60,000 miles||2yrs / 16,000 miles||From £139 / £279|
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 2022/23 financial year, electric cars only incur a 2% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car charge; far less than the 29% incurred by even the entry-level petrol-powered Mokka.
Vauxhall Mokka Electric insurance group
The Mokka Electric’s insurance-group rating is from 22 for both GS Line and Ultimate spec models. 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 and it’s the same story with the Peugeot e-208 and Vauxhall Corsa Electric hatchbacks.
All new Vauxhalls come with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, which is very similar to the Mokka Electric’s rivals. But, with electric models like the Mokka Electric and Corsa Electric, 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 Electric are the same as for the smaller Corsa Electric, 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 Electric is zero-rated for road tax – officially known as vehicle excise duty (VED) – until 2025. The Mokka Electric also gets free entry into the London Congestion Charge zone until 2025.
Electric cars typically hold their value pretty well, however the Vauxhall Mokka Electric doesn’t quite have the same residuals as, say, an MG ZS EV; Mokka owners can expect their electric SUV to hold onto anything between 38-40% of its initial asking price over three years and 36,000 miles. The MG, on the other hand, will retain roughly 50% of its value, while an entry-level Volkswagen ID.3 is forecast to still be worth 60% of its asking price after the same period.
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 & insurance - currently readingThe Vauxhall Mokka Electric is very expensive to buy, but should be cheap to run thereafter
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe 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