Paul drives a Vauxhall Corsa-e Nav Premium 2020 electric car.
This is Paul’s first electric car, he’s owned the Corsa-e 1-2 years and drives 10,000-15,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 0-500 miles and he achieves 150 miles range from a full charge.
Rate your Corsa-e out of 5.
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Why did you choose this electric car?
Hot deal on a lease. Wanted an electric car but wasn’t fussed about the brand.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- The electric driving itself is brilliant
- fun to drive
- easy to charge at home.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- Vauxhall (Stellantis group) make awful cars
- it’s poorly built
- the Corsa is a beta car full of bugs, random faults appear and go
- Vauxhall themselves rip you off with service costs and don’t have enough techs trained on EVs.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Just the other day got electric traction control fault (modern engine management light) fixed myself by disconnecting the 12 volt battery.
What are the standout tech features of the car?
Regen breaking and pre-conditioning.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.
It’s 0-30 is 3 seconds.
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
Anything Nissan, Tesla Hyundai or Kia. Maybe MG too, something better made.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Pod Point – very good. Does it’s job.
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 ATM, fully recommend them.
Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.
What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
I haven’t ‘public charged’ yet.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
Haven’t used yet.
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Direct Line – very good price-wise.
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.