Opel unveils the Mokka Electric

Opel unveils the Mokka Electric
Opel Mokka-e

Opel has finally unveiled its new electric car, the Mokka-e. Considering that this electric car is basically Opel’s version of the Peugeot e-2008, specs aren’t exactly a surprise.

Anyway, in my opinion it does look good.

 

Specs

  • Battery capacity: 50 kWh (46 kWh usable)
  • Battery cells: 216 cells in 108s2p configuration (great for fast charging)
  • Battery cell maker: CATL
  • Range (WLTP): 322 km (200 miles)
  • On-board charger: 7,4 kW (11 kW optional)
  • Fast charging: 80 % in 30 minutes (at 100 kW chargers)
  • Motor: 100 kW with 260 N.m of maximum torque
  • Max speed: 150 km/h (93 mph)

 

Let’s see some important parts of the press release.

 

  • Pure energy: bold looks, high seating position, emission-free electric drive
  • Exhilarating e-power: 100 kW/136 hp and 260 Nm of torque for great fun
  • Strong expression: Mokka shows new progressive brand face with Opel Vizor
  • Totally digital: Opel Pure Panel cockpit detoxes driving experience
  • Brightly unique: Glare-free IntelliLux LED® matrix light first in segment
  • Truly advanced: Adaptive cruise control with stop & go and top assistance systems

 

Opel Mokka-e powertrain layout

 

For the first time in Opel’s history, the new Mokka will be available from the first day with an all-electric variant. Driving the Mokka-e combines emission-free operation with an exhilarating experience. The electric motor delivers 100 kW (136 hp) and 260 Newton metres of maximum torque, immediately available from a standing start. Fast reactions, agility and dynamics are among the outstanding characteristics. Drivers can choose between three drive modes – Normal, Eco and Sport – for a good balance or the most fun, depending on their preferences. The electronically limited top speed is 150 km/h for preserving the energy stored in the 50 kWh battery and the range. A 100 kW DC fast-charging system allowing to charge 80% of the battery in just 30 minutes is standard equipment. The Opel Mokka-e has a purely battery-electric range of up to 322 kilometres according to WLTP1 in Normal mode, while the Eco mode supports the driver in achieving the maximum possible range. Whether wall box, high-speed charging or cable solution for the household socket: The new Mokka-e is ready for all charging options, from single-phase to three-phase at 11 kW. It also convinces with an eight-year warranty for the battery.

Customers can look forward to a very energetic, fun and agile new generation Mokka. It will be on sale from late summer 2020 and available in dealerships from early 2021. The newcomer will also be offered with particularly efficient diesel and petrol engines.

 

 

The Opel Mokka-e seems to be a decent electric car, the not impressive range can be acceptable if Opel compensates it with good price and availability, which I doubt.

I just don’t understand why the PSA Group decided to put the charging port on the left side of its electric cars. Doesn’t make any sense for parallel parked curbside charging. The charging port should always be on the opposite side of the steering wheel. Am I the only one who thinks this?

Anyway, first deliveries are set to start in early 2021. I hope that by then some affordable Chinese electric cars with cobalt-free batteries are at least available to order in Europe, mostly to pressure European automakers to offer better prices and availability.

 

 

More info:

https://int-media.opel.com/en/06-24-new-opel-mokka

Pedro Lima
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Cristian
15 days ago

I just don’t understand why the PSA Group decided to put the charging port on the left side of its electric cars. Doesn’t make any sense for parallel parked curbside charging. The charging port should always be on the opposite side of the steering wheel. Am I the only one who thinks this?”

> This is just ICE mentality. Normally cars have ports on both parts (some on right, some on left) because fuel pumps are on both parts.

This is NOT the case with electric cars! They will get it eventually or sell type 2 extension cables 🙂

Henrik C
14 days ago
Reply to  Cristian

I like having next to the drivers door. Otherwise it is easy to forget to plug in and come back to any empty car. The best is the front, like the Leaf. Easy to reach from all chargers. (Reverse parking is not a thing here)

Lars
14 days ago
Reply to  Henrik C

The best place for the charge port is the front, especially once you have seen how e-Golf or i3 owners have to turn the car around and back in to charge.

Stephane Cnockaert
15 days ago

They based on three identical batteries, each one storing 15 kW, placed here and there. This way the occupants feet can rest in a low position.This way the overall car height remains low. There is a 15 kWh battery located under the front seating, say 15 cm thick. There are two 15 kWh batteries located under the rear seating, say 30 cm thick (combined).
Let us streamline the layout. Let us rely on two 15 cm thick battery modules liquid cooled, each one only storing 12 kWh (gross) under 200 VDC, sustaining 4,000 9 kWh 100 kW charges followed by 100 kW discharges. Put one battery module under the front seating. Put one battery module under the rear seating. The 18 kWh (net) energy that’s cycled guarantees a 100 km range. You can recharge 12 kWh using a 200 kW power for gaining a 65 km range in 4 minutes. The car comes with a 400,000 km guarantee, along with a extractible gearless Renault 1.0 SCe 75 petrol engine located between the rear wheels. Price : 16,175 euro all inclusive. Stupid !?

carlos
14 days ago

‘You can recharge 12 kWh using a 200 kW power for gaining a 65 km range in 4 minutes’

So you’re talking about a C10 charge rate. Really?

Lars
14 days ago

The goal is a battery electric vehicle, not a plug-in electric vehicle with a little bit longer range. The platform for the PSA BEVs is a compromise, if you want extra space for the feet the Porsche Taycan approach is way better, it that does of course require a real BEV platform.

Marcel
14 days ago

Seems like a decent compromise, the battery arrangement allowing for more leg room, but still with enough capacity and charging to do the occasional long trip. With 46kwh usable, you could probably get ~200k, on your first leg, and then ~150km on subsequent legs of your journey, with (hopefully) <30minute charging stops. The Peugeot version is a few thousand more than the Nissan Leaf 40kwh, so if the Opel is in the same price range, I guess it's not too bad, but if it was priced lower, they would be competing for top of the sales charts.

Lars
14 days ago

Has anyone seen a PSA BEV, I mean a e-208, e-2008 or Corsa-e? They should be available, but I have only seen ICE models of the new 208, 2008 and Corsa.

14 days ago
Reply to  Lars

I’ve seen quite a few Peugeot e-208 in Portugal. Sometimes it’s hard to notice the “e” on the side to distinguish the electric variant from the others. Beautiful car.

Last edited 14 days ago by Pedro Lima
facile
12 days ago
Reply to  Lars

Yes, I have test driven the e-208 and the Corsa-e myself. You can find plenty of opinions on EV dedicated forums.