Vauxhall Corsa-e

A Vauxhall Corsa-e parked in a warehouse

Try the Vauxhall Corsa-e on subscription

The Vauxhall Corsa-e is a great introductory EV if you’re still not sold on the idea of ditching your petrol or diesel car and making the jump to electric. While it doesn’t have the best range of any EV out there, it’s a great option if you stick to city driving and don’t travel long distances regularly.

The cost of buying a Corsa-e starts at £29,190, which can mean it’s still out of reach for many drivers looking to make the switch. However, with an electric car subscription through elmo, you can pay a single monthly all-inclusive cost and drive your very own Corsa-e, starting at just £469.

With a Corsa-e electric car subscription, costs start from as low as £469 per month and include everything you need. Not only this, but it’s more affordable than other options and offers far more flexibility. Want to make a change to your subscription or hand back your car? No problem, you’re not locked into a multi-year contract that can be expensive to break.

An EV subscription is quick and easy to set up and includes:

  • A fully flexible contract after the first 60 days (on elmoFlex)
  • Your Vauxhall Corsa-e delivered straight to you
  • Fully comprehensive insurance
  • Maintenance and servicing
  • Breakdown cover

You get all this without the risk of a multi-year contract, meaning driving your very own Vauxhall Corsa-e is more accessible than ever. Simply create an account on the elmo website and make a booking. Then, within 24 hours our team will verify you and let you know when we’ll deliver your EV straight to your door, which is usually within seven days (subject to availability). Once you’re ready to return your EV, just give us 30 days’ notice in line with your minimum term and we’ll come and collect it.

Vauxhall Corsa-e range and charging info

As we’ve already highlighted, the Corsa-e doesn’t have the longest range out there – but it’s certainly not bad, especially if you don’t spend much time driving long distances. The real-world range is around 175 miles, which is still enough to get you from London to Leeds on a single charge. If you spend most of your time driving to and from work, then running errands and visiting friends and family at weekends, you should find that the Corsa-e is more than functional.

When it comes to charging, with a 101kW charging speed you can charge the battery to 80% in around 30 minutes. If you have a 22kW charge point installed at home, you can fully charge the battery in less than eight hours. Or, you can simply use a three-pin plug and charge your Corsa-e in around 16 hours.

Vauxhall Corsa-e interior

Vauxhall Corsa-e dashboard

At first glance, the interior of the Corsa-e is similar to that of the petrol version. In fact, when you sit behind the wheel the first time you’ll notice the difference is when you start the engine and it’s whisper-quiet. The all-black seating lacks the pizzazz of other EVs, which might be a little off-putting if you’re looking for something with a little more style. It’s also just as small on the inside as the petrol model, so you may struggle if you’re a larger family.

Everything is familiar, sleek and where you’d expect to find it. It doesn’t have a learning curve like other EVs, meaning you shouldn’t have any trouble figuring out what’s what – buttons haven’t been sacrificed for reliance on a touchscreen. That being said, it does have a 7-inch infotainment centre, so along with the practicality and functionality of an ICE model, it also has those modern touches you’d expect to see in an EV.

Vauxhall Corsa-e exterior

A Vauxhall Corsa-e parked on a road by a bike shelter

Stood side-by-side with the petrol version, most drivers would struggle to tell the difference between the Corsa-e and the standard Corsa. It’s got that regular sporty style that has made the Corsa such a popular choice. But, it is available in a selection of bold colours, including bright orange and blue.

It also has plenty of modernisations on the exterior, such as an automatic headlight control system, electrically adjustable and heated mirrors, rear parking sensors and more.

Vauxhall Corsa-e key features

The Vauxhall Corsa-e has all of the functionality of the petrol version with the added benefit of being cheaper to run and having extra features.

It’s loaded with tech, including the infotainment centre with steering wheel controls, keyless start, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lane departure warning assist, climate control and more.

All this tech comes at an affordable price tag. If you’re still on the fence about making the switch to electric, the Corsa-e has the look and feel of any other car. It also has fast charging, so if you need to rely on public charging stations you’ll fill the battery in no time – the 101kW charging speed is more than double that of the Renault ZOE.

Lease vs subsribe

The Corsa-e is a great introductory EV, made even better thanks to the lower cost when compared to other electric cars. However, buying a Corsa-e can still be a challenge due to the need for an expensive deposit and depreciation. That’s why leasing and subscribing to an EV are more convenient and affordable options – but which is right for you?

Vauxhall Corsa-e

Vauxhall Corsa-e SRi Premium
Vauxhall Corsa-e GS Line 50kWh

* Compared against leading lease deals at 10,000 miles a year.
** Split monthly over 36 months.
*** Lease vs elmo comparison guideline only. May vary depending on model.

If you have some questions, read our guide to leasing vs subscribing.

Is the Vauxhall Corsa-e suitable for you?

If you’re not sure of the benefits of driving an EV but want to try one for yourself, the Corsa-e is a great first electric car. Its no-frills, no-nonsense design and functionality are perfect for newbies, though it doesn’t have quite as much room as some other EVs. If you regularly drive long distances then the moderate range might be slightly frustrating, but with fast charging it won’t slow you down for long.

Like the sound of that?

Book a Vauxhall Corsa-e for just a minimum of 60 days on elmoFlex or save each month with our 12-month elmoSave subscription package. Give us 30 days’ notice to end your subscription after your minimum term, or swap to a new car. The choice is yours! 


Is the Vauxhall Corsa-e a family car?

The Corsa-e doesn’t have the biggest interior, meaning if you have a large or growing family, it might not be the best choice. It’s much better suited for a very young family or a couple who won’t rely too heavily on the back seats.

How long does the Vauxhall Corsa-e take to charge?

With a 101kW fast charging speed, the Corsa-e will charge to 80% in around half an hour. Using a 22kW home charger will fully charge the battery in around eight hours.

What safety features does the Vauxhall Corsa-e have?

The Corsa-e has a range of safety features, including a driver drowsiness alert system, auto city emergency braking, cornering brake control, collision alert, emergency brake assist, hill hold and start system, six airbags and more.

Can you charge the Vauxhall Corsa-e using a 3-pin plug?

Yes, you can charge a Vauxhall Corsa-e using a 3-pin plug and it will take around 16 hours to fully charge the battery from empty.

How comfortable is the Vauxhall Corsa-e?

The Corsa-e doesn’t have the biggest interior space, with a smaller rear that can be a little tight. However, for the driver and front passengers, there’s plenty of space with features that add to comfort, such as climate control.

How much does it cost to charge a Vauxhall Corsa-e?

To fully charge a Corsa-e from home it’ll cost you around £12.

How much is a Vauxhall Corsa-e?

To buy a Vauxhall Corsa-e the cost starts at £29,190. With a subscription through elmo, you can drive your very own Corsa-e with all-inclusive costs starting from as low as £469 per month.

What is the range of the Vauxhall Corsa-e?

The Vauxhall Corsa-e has a real-world range of approximately 175 miles.

Where is the Vauxhall Corsa-e made?

Vauxhall produces the Corsa-e at its manufacturing plant in Zaragoza, Spain.

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