Andrew drives a Vauxhall Corsa-e 2021 electric car.
This is Andrew’s first electric car, he’s owned the Corsa-e from new and drives between 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 170 miles range from a full charge.
Rate your Corsa-e out of 5.
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Why did you choose this electric car?
I don’t need a luxury car/SUV nor can I afford one and the choice of smaller cars is limited. This met my requirements in terms of size and range for the 3/4 longer trips I make each year.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- Easy to drive
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- The app is awful and very often the car will not sync with the phone
- Some of the minor heating buttons could be better lit
- Lane departure can be a bit jolty.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
What are the standout tech features of the car?
The infotainment system works well and uses real-time navigation.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.
- Infotainment system works well and is responsive
- Navigation uses real-time maps and also links to Google Maps.
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
Megane E-Tech – have seen and heard good reports plus it’s a ground up EV and they have the experience behind them with the Zoe.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Pod Point – part of a dealer package so I didn’t have much of choice. It works and hasn’t let me down although the timed charging was a bit hit and miss so I only now used the car’s deferred charging option.
Rate your home charging unit out of 5.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
British Gas standard – not sure what else is out there and was with them pre the price cap changes. Will be reviewing to see if better deals are available.
Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.
What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
- Pod Point
They have all worked as expected when I’ve needed to use them even via the app.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
- Pod Point
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Hastings – easy to set up online & decent prices.
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.