Vauxhall Corsa-e 2021 electric car owner review

Vauxhall Corsa-e 2021 electric car owner review

Wilverine drives a Vauxhall Corsa-e 2021 electric car. 

This is Wilverine’s first electric car, he’s owned the Corsa-e under 1 year and drives 15,000-20,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 10,000-20,000 miles and he achieves 180 miles range from a full charge.


Rate your Corsa-e out of 5.


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Why did you choose this electric car?

Unlike most EVs, the Corsa-e is amorphic – the petrol, diesel & EV versions are virtually identical. I had a Smart ForTwo for 8 years & the attention it drew wore very thin so I enjoy surprising people, especially when pulling away at the lights. The size, range, build quality & running costs exceed all expectations after a year of mixed driving. It is the best car I have ever driven.


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

  • Acceleration
  • Appearance
  • Capabilities.


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

  • Weight
  • Sat Nav.


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

The TomTom built-in sat nav has an intermittent error where my calculated location drifts dramatically from my actual location. It seems to happen after using public charging points. I can reset it by switching the car off & on again. Vauxhall are investigating.


What are the standout tech features of the car?

After the eye-watering acceleration? The headlights are quite clever & the entertainment system is easy to use. Pre-heating the cabin in the morning has changed my life.


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

I will never have to defrost it. Ever.


Vauxhall Corsa-e 2021 electric car owner review

What electric car are you interested in next and why?

Ford F150 lightning – the commercial for it was jaw-dropping!


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

Pod Point – it does the job, it has programmable charging times but it is large & cheap-looking. I haven’t had any problems with it & I would buy it again but I would be tempted to part with more money for a more aesthetically-pleasing design.


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 variable – I was on the off-peak EV tariff before the recent energy crisis but it is not currently the cheapest option. They are an excellent company with a clear vision for a fully renewable power grid, honest & open with competitive prices & a stable business plan. With the off-peak tariff I could drive 100 miles for £2. To compare that to the last ICE I owned, today, the same distance costs £26.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


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

InstaVolt – you can pay by debit card, you don’t have to login, set up an account or have a computer science & electrical engineering degree to use them. Plug, pay & play.


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

  • InstaVolt
  • Gridserve
  • Be.EV

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

LV – at the time, they were the only large company offering reasonable premiums. Most others were at least 25% more expensive.


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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