Opel Corsa-e: The Future Ready City Car

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Following the initial plan to release an all-electric vehicle in June, the information of the latest generation of Corsa electric models have been released. Opel has now presented the Corsa-e in detail.

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As part of PSA, Electric Opel shares an e-CMP platform with models such as the Peugeot e-208 and DS 3 Crossback E-Tense. The car was developed jointly with Dongfeng, which is the base architecture for electric vehicles in the C and D segments of the company.

The Siemens motor pushes the 1,530-kilogram five-seater forward with a quiet whir. 260 Nm of torque from the start. Elsewhere, six pistons have to dance in a row to make something so smooth.

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Sufficient space in the front with a deep active seating position, somewhat tighter offer in the rear. Although the 18 modules of the battery supplied by CATL (345 kilograms, eight-year guarantee) nestle on the floor of the car to save space, instead of 309 there are only 267 liters of luggage space.

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The Normal, Eco and Sport driving programs are always included, which condition the Corsa accordingly. In “Sport” the e-machine responds more snappily and always provides full power, normal and eco each noticeably reduces power and torque, but can be overruled by kick down.

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In terms of specs, the car provides a power of 100 kW and can drive up to 330 kilometers in the WLTP cycle. According to the manufacturer, this 50 kWh battery in Corsa-e, Opel offers an eight-year warranty and can be charged up to 80 percent in 30 minutes with fast charging.

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On the charging, Corsa-e is equipped with various charging options, including cable, power wall and high-speed charging. The charging process can be monitored through the application, which is also provided by Opel.

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The Opel Corsa-e comes standard with a seven-inch screen on the multimedia navigation system, which also communicates with the smartphone. Optionally and depending on the model, a system with ten inches plus live navigation including real-time traffic information is used.

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Regarding the general connectivity of Corsa-e, the manufacturer states that technology and assistance systems that are often found in higher market segments are also used in Corsa-e, including on intelligent lighting systems, additional features are also included to help drivers, which are available through Opel Connect.

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The Opel Corsa-e fulfills the desire for good light with its optional matrix light, whose eight LED elements skillfully adapt to the surroundings and traffic situation. Similar to the radar-assisted speed assistant or with sensor-controlled flank protection that protects against lateral bumps.

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Automatic climate control, a digital cockpit, radio with 7-inch color display and smartphone integration as well as an extensive set of assistance systems are available as standard: adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, front collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian recognition as well as traffic sign recognition.

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All of this is available in the Corsa-e Selection model for 29,900 euros. From the deducted 6570 euros environmental premium, then the electric Corsa costs 23,330 euros.

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