Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 electric car owner review

Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 electric car owner review

Nick drives a Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 electric car. 

This is Nick’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 500-1,000 miles and he achieves 209 miles range from a full charge.


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Why did you choose the Corsa-e?

Based on availability, we got it within 4 weeks of ordering as it was a cancellation. The price was good, book price was £30k but we got a £1,500 Government grant and a £2,750 deposit contribution from Vauxhall. The sales team at the dealership were by far the best we’ve ever dealt with. They also gave us a very good price for our car compared to other dealers, this meant we had £5,800 equity in the car.


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

It’s so quiet to drive – we no longer have to shout to hear each other on the motorway
Its very economical – I’ve averaged 4.3miles/kWh in the first 1,000 miles
The lights are amazing – they adapt to the road and turn with corners.


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

  • Not a lot of room in the back
  • The instrument panel doesn’t give enough detail about power usage, it only shows whole miles/battery percentage of what’s left
  • The infotainment/sat nav are your typical car manufacturer design, they haven’t even adapted them to work better with an EV.


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

Only a couple of minor things with plastic plugs falling out of the internal door trim. The dealer dealt with this straight away.


What are the standout tech features of the car?

  • The 180 degree panoramic rear view camera – it builds up the view around the car from the front wheel arch to the back using one camera
  • Blind spot monitoring – is useful
  • Comes standard with a heat pump which helps with efficiency by reducing the pull on the battery to keep the car warm
  • Comes standard with heated seats and a heated steering wheel
  • Comes with IntelliLux Matrix LED Headlights – these make a big difference to night-time driving, they are the first auto dip headlights I’ve had that really work.


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

As I said earlier, it comes with a heat pump as standard. I didn’t realise this until after we bought the car. You can also use the MyVauxhall app to get a live charging status on the car when you are away from it.


What electric car are you interested in next and why?

Only had the car 5 weeks so have no idea at the moment.


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

We can’t charge at home as we live in a flat and can’t get the car up the stairs. 😉


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

We don’t as we can’t charge at home.


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

Gridserve for long journeys as they are at most motorway services and they charge a reasonable rate per kWh. When it comes to charging locally, I use Pod Point as they have a couple of free 7kW chargers. I also use CYC as they have free chargers but these are not as reliable. I also use FASTNED as they work with Electric Juice.


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

  • Gridserve (Electric Highway)
  • Pod Point
  • Fastned.


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

Admiral – the same company I used for my hybrid. I have never recommended any car insurers I’ve used as they are all as bad as each other.


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