Vauxhall Corsa variants
Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £10,699. Borrowing £8,559 with a £2,140 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
£160.65
Fixed interest rate
12.9%
Total amount payable
£13,922.33
Cost of credit
£3,223.33
Optional final payment
£4,071.00
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

Vauxhall Corsa Electric buying guide

What Vauxhall Corsa Electric trim levels are there?

Until late 2023, Corsa Electric trims started with GS, which is a mid-range trim on petrol Corsas with sporty styling to compete against the Ford Fiesta’s ST-Line offering. GS includes 17-inch bi-colour alloy wheels, sports front seats, climate control, LED headlights and rear parking sensors.

A limited-run Anniversary Edition followed in late 2022, celebrating 40 years since the start of Corsa sales. This trim gets exclusive red paint, black alloys and tartan seats, plus a rear-view camera, blind-spot monitoring, a special plaque and heaters for the front seats and steering wheel.

Top-spec Ultimate adds a digital instrument cluster, adaptive cruise control, upgraded Matrix LED headlights, keyless entry and even a massaging driver’s seat. You wouldn’t have thought all that would fit in a Corsa…

When the Corsa range was facelifted in 2023, a new Design trim was added to bring the Corsa Electric’s entry price down. It still features the majority of the kit you get on GS spec, but without such sporty styling.

Vauxhall Corsa Electric interior and technology

It might not have the same design flair as the mechanically related Peugeot e-208, but the Corsa’s interior is easier to use – thanks to a high-mounted infotainment screen and lots of physical controls. The build quality and materials used are fine, as you’re not going to be expecting limousine plushness from an inexpensive car like the Corsa.

Most Corsa Electrics come with a seven-inch infotainment screen, but Ultimate versions up the size to 10 inches. The larger one simply fills its bezel better, but both come with the all-important Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can use your phone’s apps instead of Vauxhall’s. Only Design trim misses out on built-in sat nav.

Vauxhall Corsa Electric boot space and dimensions

With the need to package the large battery and electric gubbins, the Corsa Electric has a slightly smaller boot than a petrol equivalent. When measured to the parcel shelf, the Corsa Electric has a 267-litre boot – roughly 40 litres smaller than the petrol car, but still big enough for a couple’s weekly shop or several cabin suitcases. Passenger space is on a par with other Corsas, giving you enough space for four adults to sit comfortably, so long as they’re not super tall.

Vauxhall Corsa Electric range explained

Vauxhall Corsa Electric 50kWh

This was the only option available until the Corsa Electric’s mid-life facelift. Incremental efficiency updates now mean this powertrain returns up to 222 miles between charges, but earlier cars can still manage over 200 miles to a charge. You can plug into a 100kW fast-charger to top up the battery to 80% in half an hour or less. Powered by a 136hp electric motor, this version takes a smidge under nine seconds to get to 62mph from a standstill.

Vauxhall Corsa Electric 51kWh

Vauxhall’s new-generation electric powertrain boosts power to 156hp, knocking the 0-62mph time down to a nippy 8.2 seconds. A new, more efficient battery enables a competitive official range of 246 miles between charges.

Vauxhall Corsa Electric FAQs

The Vauxhall Corsa Electric is a five-door, five-seat hatchback that looks exactly like a normal Corsa. It just needs plugging in instead of refuelling. Several trim levels are available, but all are well-equipped.

The Vauxhall Corsa is a small car that’s practical enough, can be painlessly cheap to run and looks pretty funky without standing out as an EV. It ticks all the supermini boxes but also gets a near-silent, super-smooth electric powertrain and an automatic gearbox. It’s a great choice for short city hops or longer trips, given it has a range of over 200 miles, and is decent value as a used car. Read more in our guide to the best cheap electric cars.

A brand-new Vauxhall Corsa Electric starts from around £32,500. That’s rather punchy for a Corsa, but the good news is that 18-month-old cars are available for well under £20,000 from Motorpoint.

Based on a tariff price of 34p/kWh, the 50kWh Vauxhall Corsa Electric would cost £17 for a full charge – which, if you’re careful, will get you more than 200 miles of range. That’s considerably less than a petrol Corsa’s refuelling costs. Of course, the cost to recharge the battery depends on the price per kWh you’re paying – cheap overnight tariffs aimed at electric car drivers may cost you even less, while charging at a public fast-charger could cost much more.

Read our guide to the cost of running an electric car for full details.

The Vauxhall Corsa Electric tops out at 93mph, so it’s more than capable of sitting at motorway speeds for extended periods of time.

Electric cars have very few moving parts, so can prove to be more reliable than petrol cars. The Vauxhall Corsa Electric also uses a tried-and-tested powertrain that’s shared with cars like the Peugeot e-208 and Citroen e-C4, and we haven’t heard any serious complaints about the reliability of those models.