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Vauxhall Mokka-e review

2020 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 2.8 out of 52.8
” Smooth, refined but too cramped for families “

At a glance

Price new £29,495 - £42,045
Used prices £9,843 - £18,259
Road tax cost £0
Insurance group 21 - 24
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Fuel economy 3.5 - 4.1 miles/kWh
Range 197 - 252 miles
Miles per pound 5.6 - 12.1
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Available fuel types

Fully electric

Pros & cons

  • Easy to live with
  • Eye-catching inside and out
  • Excellent ride quality
  • Poor rear leg and headroom
  • Below par real-world range
  • Unimpressive performance

Written by Keith Adams Published: 25 January 2023 Updated: 27 January 2023


If you’re after your first electric car, the chances are you’ve had a deeper look at the rapidly-growing number of entrants in the small SUV class. One of the more interesting entrants in this market is the Vauxhall Mokka Electric, which arrived as the Mokka-e in 2020, and successfully managed to reinvigorate the firm’s fortunes to become one of the UK’s bestselling EVs.

The Mokka Electric is a fresh-looking offering in a busy sector. Rivals include the closely-related Peugeot e-2008, Citroen e-C4 and more expensive DS 3 Crossback E-Tense, while the Kia Niro EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, Mazda MX-30 and MG ZS EV all offer pure-electric zero-emissions driving in an SUV-style body, too.

Elsewhere, the Mokka Electric is also priced within reach of the Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback and Nissan Leaf, while the excellent MG4 EV seriously undercuts it while offering more performance and range. If EV range anxiety is still something that troubles you, then of course there’s the standard Mokka to consider, while the Renault Captur offers plug-in hybrid drive, and the Honda HR-V and Toyota Yaris Cross are hybrid alternatives.

The Mokka Electric is closely related to the e-2008, e-C4 and DS 3 because they all use the same platform, featuring a 50kWh battery under the floor, a 136hp electric motor and front-wheel drive. In the Vauxhall Mokka Electric this set-up was good for a range of up to 201 miles at launch, although software tweaks see later models have a WLTP test-certified range of 209 miles. That’s not bad, but some rivals offer an even longer range than that.

While the Mokka Electric shares its running gear with other cars, it’s entirely a Vauxhall design inside and out. In fact, it introduced an all-new look for the company that has since been seen on the Crossland and Grandland SUVs, as well as the Astra. The leap forward in terms of style is matched inside by a significant tech upgrade, too.

Over the next few pages, we’ll be thoroughly reviewing all aspects of the Vauxhall Mokka Electric and rating them in our verdict. Our scores will take into account the driving experience, how pleasant the interior is, the practicality on offer and what it’ll cost you to run.