Vauxhall Corsa-e 2020 electric car owner review

Vauxhall Corsa-e 2020 electric car owner review

Bernthetoast drives a Vauxhall Corsa-e 2020 electric car.

This is Bernthetoast’s first electric car, they’ve owned the Corsa-e 1-2 years and drive between 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 5,000-10,000 miles and they achieve 175 miles range from a full charge.


Rate your Corsa-e out of 5.


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Why did you choose this electric car?

At the time there wasn’t the choice there is now and the availability of some cars involved a 12 month wait. The main competitor was the Nissan LEAF but I thought it was expensive for 8 year old technology.


Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.

  • Acceleration
  • OK charging speed
  • liquid cooled battery
  • heat pump
  • Vauxhall customer for years.


Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.

  • A bigger battery please
  • Vauxhall’s App is a pain
  • because my car was one of the first I have the first operating system which has now been changed.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?

The central locking is temperamental.


What are the standout tech features of the car?

  • The matrix LED headlights are fantastic
  • modern liquid cooled battery and air con
  • heat pump.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.

The acceleration up to 30mph is awesome! This car is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.


What electric car are you interested in next and why?

Anything that is now called ‘long range’.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Pod Point single phase 7.2kW came with the car. The App which allows you to set a charging schedule is very useful. The unit is inside my garage but I can run the cable under the door if my car is outside. Therefore, I am not advertising that I have an electric car.


Vauxhall Corsa-e 2020 electric car owner review


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Octopus Go


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

  • InstaVolt
  • Gridserve
  • GeniePoint

Generally reliable and seem to be in good locations.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  • Gridserve
  • InstaVolt
  • GeniePoint.


Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?

Churchill – good price & service.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.



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