Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 electric car owner review

Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 electric car owner review

Alan Davies drives a Vauxhall Corsa-e 50kWh 2022.

This is Alan’s first electric car, he’s owned the Corsa-e 1-2 years and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 5,000-10,000 miles and he achieves 208 miles from a full charge.


Why did you choose the Vauxhall Corsa-e?

As I was looking for a ‘first toe in the water’ for EV ownership, the Vauxhall offered the best combination of range and value for money that was available at the time. I took advantage of the manufacturer’s ‘plug and go’ deal which offered a home charger, 3 years servicing and an 8-year battery warranty.


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

  • Very easy to drive
  • controls are no different to a conventional car, so no huge learning curve
  • regenerative braking makes driving in built-up areas much easier and smoother
  • the car seems to live up to its claims on range
  • build quality is good and the car is comfortable, feels very solid and rides very well.


Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 electric car owner review


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

The only gripe I have is the sat nav (TomTom) which can’t tell the difference between a motorway and a dual carriageway. For example, if I want a route with no motorways, it will also avoid non-motorway dual carriageways.


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

No faults experienced!


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What are the standout technological features of the car?

Just the ease and smoothness of driving, much less tiring to drive in heavy traffic. The balance of technology with conventional switches/controls is just about right.


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

An excellent reversing camera, with a very clever ‘top down’ view which makes parking much easier. The car feels surprisingly solid and well built for a mass market vehicle.


Vauxhall Corsa-e 2022 electric car owner review


What electric car(s) are you interested in next and why?

CUPRA Born, VW ID.3 & Hyundai IONIQ – basically, any small hatchback with a bit more range & ideally over 300 miles.


Home charging unit – outline both positive & negative elements

Pod Point Solo (tethered charger) – easy to use with an app to track usage and cost. Installation was done quickly and efficiently with no extraneous cables on show.


Electricity supplier & tariff – outline both positive & negative elements 

On a standard tariff with OVO but I’m looking for a switch to an EV tariff (OVO offer one but not for my vehicle/charger).


Insurer – outline both positive & negative elements 

One Call – decent value and provide a helpful portal to access documents and quotes etc.


Please itemise where you’re saving money (or not) owning & running a Vauxhall Corsa-e

Cost per mile is currently running at 8p. If I was using a similar petrol car achieving 50mpg the cost would be around 14p per mile. Servicing is free for the first three years which will save around £200.


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