With 12 electrified vehicles available in the market today, the Opel brand is well on its way to delivering on its promise of becoming a fully-electric brand in Europe by 2028. One of those models that embodies this ongoing transformation perfectly is the Opel Mokka.
The Mokka not only was the first Opel to incorporate the new Opel brand-designed front end: the Opel Vizor, but it was also the first Opel with the full-digitalized “Pure Panel” cockpit. In addition, it was the first Opel available at its launch with both internal combustion engine (ICE) and battery-electric vehicle (BEV) power, thus giving customers a choice of what powertrain best suits their needs.
For Europeans, it looks to be the BEV model thanks to ongoing regulations for bigger cities and rising fuel prices. In October, the Mokka-e was the best-selling BEV B-UV in Germany and was responsible for 56% of Mokka sales.
The Mokka-e not only features a bold design, but it also offers an e-motor with 100 kW (136 horsepower) and 260 Nm (191 ft.-lb.) of torque. The Mokka-e can deliver 338 kilometers (210 miles) of range thanks to a 50 kWh battery. The Mokka-e is electronically limited to a top speed of 150 km/h (93 miles). A state-of-the-art regenerative braking system makes the Mokka-e even more efficient, allowing the electric vehicle to recuperate energy during deceleration or braking. The battery can be quickly recharged to 80% in around 30 minutes time at a 100 kW DC charging station.
This fast-charging capability is a staple of Opel’s extensive BEV portfolio vehicle lineup.
In addition, the Opel BEVs are ready for other charging options, for example, three-phase AC at 11 kW, via WallBox or cable for a domestic plug socket. A “universal charger” with infrastructure-specific adapters allows charging at nearly all local plug sockets and public charging stations. The universal charge unites the functions of “Mode 2” and “Mode 3” cables with various adapters in a single device. Owners can connect the charger to nearly all European country-specific household plug sockets.
In order to make driving even more relaxing, “OpelConnect” and the “myOpel” app offer special solutions for electric vehicles. For example, with the “myOpel” app, range and charging status can be checked and the charging start time at a WallBox at home can be programmed. Another comfort plus is that owners can also conveniently preselect air conditioning and heating settings from the couch using the “myOpel” app.
These features should make their way, to future Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, and Ram BEV vehicles.
The Opel/Vauxhall Mokka-e is available across enlarged Europe. Due to it being available in several countries, the Mokka-e has an average starting price of €35,350 (or about $36,828 USD).