Andrea drives a Vauxhall Mokka-e 2021 electric car.
This is Andrea’s first electric car, she’s owned the Mokka-e under 1 year and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 500-1,000 miles and she achieves 140 miles range from a full charge.
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Why did you choose this electric car?
Family had bought Corsa-e’s and liked them. I needed something bigger and bought a Mokka-e. Deal details were good and listed at around 200 miles on a charge. So figured 180 on an economy run. That was sufficient for the occasional run to IKEA and back or something similar without a recharge. Enjoyed the test drive, handled well with lots of tech on board.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- It’s fun
- brilliant for short trips
- looks great.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- I get max 140 miles on a charge and not the listed 200 miles
- broke down and took 6 weeks for Vauxhall to source the part
- boot is too small for both my dogs at same time.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Broke down at 3.5k on clock. Dealership was great and diagnosed fault within 24 hrs. Took Vauxhall 6 weeks to source the single part needed. I have spent £200 on fossil fuels for hire cars above what the Mokka-e would have cost me.
What are the standout tech features of the car?
Love the heated steering wheel, a decadent luxury on a frosty morning. Nav/media unit is very intuitive. Safety features such as reversing camera and mirrors detecting car in blind spot are useful.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.
It’s really nippy off the line. There is no pause between pushing on the accelerator and moving.
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
Any marque that is more reliable? Renault or Kia.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
The free unit has never been fitted. I have waited 6 months so far. Get occasional e-mail. I apparently have to get an electrician to fit a cable from my house to the wall by the car. It is too far/too difficult for them. So I use a 3 pin.
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What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Scottish Power Eco fixed rate ending in Oct 22. I will miss it as power is currently relatively cheap.
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What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Fast chargers unless you are staying overnight somewhere. I feel the 7kW type 2s are pointless if you are on a journey and have 2 drivers. Half an hour on charge needs to get you a couple of hours down the road.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
I choose the fastest where I am so no preference.
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Tesco – yes, it was easy to sort.
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