Vauxhall has introduced a new 54kWh battery on the Mokka Electric, boosting the vehicle’s range by 20% to 252 miles (WLTP).
Orders for the Mokka Electric with a 54kWh battery will open from March 2023 with first deliveries commencing from the Spring, it said.
The new 54kWh battery is more efficient compared with the outgoing 50kWh unit, requiring just 15.2 kWh of electricity to cover 62 miles (100km). It is coupled with a more powerful 156 hp electric motor (an increase of 20hp), enabling the vehicle to sprint from 0-62 mph in under 10 seconds. With top speed electronically limited to 93 mph, the vehicle produces 260 Nm of torque.
Despite its increased range, the compact battery size and efficient packaging ensures no space is lost in the passenger or luggage compartment, Vauxhall said.
Supporting up to 100 kW rapid charging, the Mokka Electric can be re-charged from 0-80% in just 30 minutes. It also features an 11-kW on-board charger as standard, suitable for home charging via a wallbox, the company added.
Mokka was the first Vauxhall to be available with a fully electric powertrain from launch. Featuring the brand’s bold and pure design language, it was also the first model to introduce the Vizor front end and fully digitised Pure Panel cockpit.
Vauxhall will be an electric-only brand in 2028. With the arrival of the Astra Electric and Astra Sports Tourer Electric in 2023, Vauxhall customers will have a choice of six fully electric passenger vehicles, the company said.