Opel unveils the Mokka Electric
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.
- 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
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.