Vauxhall has gone electric.
We're on a mission to build electric cars for everyone.
Charging at home
Charging your electric vehicle at home is just like charging your mobile phone. You’ll find you do most of your charging at home overnight or in the evening when you’ve finished driving for the day. Just plug in overnight and the vehicle will stop charging and using electricity once it reaches full charge.
We’ll be exclusively electric by 2028
The UK government has banned the sale of petrol and diesel powered new vehicles from 2030. But we’re not waiting until then. By 2024, every model in our line-up will have an electric variant. And by 2028, we’ll stop selling petrol and diesel vehicles altogether.
Charging in public
When you’re charging at home, you’ll get the same charging speed every time. But in public, different charging points will have different speeds. You’ll find two types of chargers in public charge-points: fast chargers, and rapid chargers. Fast chargers, which tend to be 22kW, will give an 80% charge on a Corsa-e in 3 hrs 20 min. Rapid chargers, (most commonly found on motorways or major A roads) can be anything from 100kW and will give you 80% in 30 minutes.
Pay less tax
Choose a low-emission vehicle and you’ll save on tax. All 100% electric cars (costing under £40,000) pay £0 car tax, while plug-in hybrids get a £10 discount. There are other tax savings, too.
The different types of low-emission vehicles
Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) get 100% of their power from an electric motor. BEVs are charged using mains power which can be found at outlets in your home, or faster charge points on public roads. They have no petrol or diesel engine and therefore produce zero tailpipe carbon emissions.
Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)
PHEVs are powered by a combustion engine and a battery-powered engine. The driver therefore has the flexibility to use a traditional combustion engine if they have no range available on their battery. PHEVs typically can travel between 30 and 35 miles in full electric mode. Like with a BEV, the electric battery in a PHEV is charged using mains power.
Like Plug-in Hybrid vehicles, Hybrids are powered by a combustion engine and a battery-powered engine. Pure electric propulsion is possible at speeds up to 30mph, and distances up to 2 miles. The electricity needed to charge the electric motor is produced by the combustion engine.
Mild Hybrids are powered by a combustion engine, boosted by a small electric motor. The electric motor helps the combustion engine burn less fuel and provides improved low-end torque. Mild Hybrids never use electric alone.