Opel Mokka electric now delivers even more range

By Declan Glynn

by Gazette Reporter
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The best-selling battery-electric vehicle in the B-SUV segment in Germany in October and November 2022 is becoming even more powerful, efficient, and attractive, and has a new name.

The Opel Mokka Electric, formerly the Opel Mokka-e, winner of the Golden Steering Wheel 2021 and Continental Tyres Irish Small SUV of the Year 2022, will be available with a larger battery and more power in the future. With the new 54 kWh battery, Mokka Electric drivers can cover up to 406km instead of up to 338km emission-free, a significant improvement in range of 20%. At the same time, energy consumption has decreased to 15.2 kWh per 100 kilometres (WLTP) and 80% state-of-charge is reached in just 30 minutes at a 100 kW DC charging station.

The stylish Mokka was the first Opel to wear the new brand face, the Opel Vizor, and was also the first Opel with the fully digitised Pure Panel cockpit. In addition, it was the first Opel available from launch with fully electric drive as well as highly efficient combustion engines, thus giving customers the choice of which drive suits their needs best. That choice is already predominantly electric. In November, no less than 65% of all Mokka customers in Germany opted for the battery-electric variant.

The range of up to 406km (WLTP) promises every day, enduring electric driving fun in the city as well as on longer journeys. The energy is stored in the new, 54 kWh lithium-ion battery. The engineers attached great importance to efficient packaging and were thus able to ensure an exemplary range with a compact battery size.

As with all fully electric Opel models, the 54 kWh battery is practically installed in the underbody. Thus, no space is lost in the passenger or luggage compartment and the Mokka Electric has excellent roadholding qualities. The vehicle’s low center of gravity increases safety and driving pleasure. With an output of 115 kW/156 hp and maximum torque of 260 Newton meters that is immediately available with the first tap of the accelerator, the Mokka Electric ensures brisk starts and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in under 10 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 150 km/h.

Thanks to a state-of-the-art regenerative braking system, the Mokka Electric can also recuperate energy when decelerating or braking. The electric motor then converts the forward momentum into electricity. If the driver shifts the transmission into the B mode, recuperation and braking torque increase. And when the compact SUV has to “refuel”, the 54 kWh battery can be recharged to up to 80% state-of-charge in around 30 minutes at a 100 kW DC charging station. The Mokka Electric has this fast-charging function as standard. In addition to direct current, Opel drivers can also charge via a wall box or with a cable for the household socket.

The Mokka Electric with more power and a longer range is another example of how Opel is consistently pushing ahead with its electric offensive. Twelve electrified Opel models are already available today, including a range of light commercial vehicles. By 2024, the manufacturer will also offer every model in an electrified version. And by 2028, Opel will become an all-electric brand in Europe.

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