Opel Corsa-e

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Make: Opel
Year(s): 2020

Cost per mile of range: $166 per mile

(Base price divided by total range)

Horsepower: 134.1 hp
Torque: 192.4 lb/ft
Seats: 5
Body Type = Hatchback
An incredibly popular type of a more compact passenger sedan both in the US with its Ford and GM models and just as much if not even more across the pond in Europe with its characteristically even smaller liftback sedan variant made almost by all European auto brands from Volkswagen to Fiat and Skoda. This is also probably the most popular type of a car for an all-electric EV market as it pretty much gets the best of all worlds - from a decent to high speed made more achievable for its smaller frame yet keeping 4 seats and typically enough to plenty of cargo space in the back or in place of the passenger seats for most casual city dwellers and occasional travelers.
Drive Train = FWD
Front Wheel Drive or FWD for short means the car's drivetrain is delivered by the front axel of the car. Cars that are FWD are generally more nimble and responsive which suits body styles like crossovers and hatchbacks. FWD cars generally get better mileage (EV or Gas/Petrol) which makes them popular in Europe or areas where roads are narrow and fuel is expensive.

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What Separates Opel Corsa-e

Being one of the oldest auto brands in Europe you expected it to be a small size EV with decent specs and this is exactly what it is.

In spite of somewhat decent specs and metrics across the board simply due to the small size and still average performance this makes Opel Corsa-e a mid to an entry level option especially considering its price. Though it centers on being an all-around car offering some sufficient metrics – it is grossly overpriced compared to what it has to offer – especially directly compared to though a tad bigger yet similar Tesla Model 3 or Model X.

Still obviouly to see how exactly good it is compared to other EVs on the market and other variants of cheaper tiers, it is crucial to see specific metrics. Based on that the comparison between the Opel Corsa-e differences with other variants in the range come down to acceleration, the electric range, charging time and additional minor ones looking pretty major nevertheless. Kind of median at barely acceptably low measley underperforming 7.9 seconds getting from 0 to 6o miles – staying ways below the standard on the market by some good measure yet it has a cost advantage over it. Fortunately besides that it stays above to what some other EV SUVs deliver it is in the neighbourhood of EPA certified electric range of acceptable WLTP which is always higher than EPA 205 miles. This range will make probably make most work home and out of city traversing ok bar the interstate.

Talking about its charging capabilities this range does deliver a fairly quick result. It is capable of going from 0 to 80 in under half and hour and 0 to 100 % in approximately 9 hours.

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About The Corsa-e
The Opel EV Range Having been the top dog across the board when it came to dominating the personal use EV market it pretty much created back in 2012 with its launch of mass production Tesla Model S - it did not meet any resistance from most big old established players on the market up until the few recent years. This is exactly the timing when Opel as one of those big established brands have finally enrered the race with its first few EV range cars with varying specs. So as opposed to how many big established brands also from Germany like Audi and BMW that decided to branch out its EV production and its ranges to include different car types from CUV hatchbacks to SUVs and sports cars, the Opel new range will be centering solely on mid to smalle size market such as the one for 5-door hatchbacks. So while its performance and comforta are all pretty high and beats out even some more established mid-size EVs on the market based on a very high price being a first range this is not a top-of-the-line yet a more of a mid level of the market. Absolutely targeting both casual EV fans and newbies to the EV market looking to keep most power and performance features yet lose out on a price due to novelty of the brand on the first EV car, the Honda e range is meant to be more of a personal use or a small family car more than anything due to obvious size limits. Still it was the range that inserted and is keeping Opel in the EV conversation. On top of that when surely being in the game of comp`eting with the market leader Tesla, it is crucial to compare the Opel range to that brand both in terms of specs and looks. So comparing how technically and technologically, not even mentioning comfort wise did this range get to Tesla it might be a quite so close call. With its FWD with 1 to 2 motors depending on the specific variant of the range it is definitely most comparable to Tesla Model Y or Tesla Model 3 as a similar class-performance option. Not forgetting about the looks as well - we can say that just like Tesla, Opel has gone the chic route and made its range look like less of a generic mini car with features pretty much as simplified and stylish vibe as it only gets. Its updated range has both a somewhat minimalistic futuristic body form as a sedan and a very minimalistic yet stylish interior finsh with some premium options. We all know the looks and design are very important for any car range for sure, the specs and performance are truly everything. Based on just judging the Opel range on the merit of it specs and metrics, let's take a look at specs. Depending on the specific variant in the range it starting electric range and acceleration vary, as it starts o to 60 at kind of low yet somewhat still acceptable 7.1 seconds which is not much at all yet works as a mid-level spec. Fortunately where it is kind of average to lackluster in terms of max speed or acceleration or other show-off features, it does gain in range to improve the impression. More power and performance metrics that make it truly stand out from the rest, including the ever so important for EVs range. This tranlsates to when the journey has already begun, it will deliver you as far as the official EPA rated range of up to 214 mi without a single recharge definitely seems like a nice option for most as it will be ok for work home and some traveling bar the interstate. It easily can be categotized as somewhar lower priced than a few other smal sized EVs, which might make buyers or people new to the EV world ignore a lack of some things other top-of-the-line ranges in or close to its size class like Tesla Model Y or other offer at a higher cost. Be sure to check out its multiple top features such as:
  • High-resolution touchscreen

  • Upmarket cabin interior
  • Class-high cargo volume

  • Driver-assistance features
that combined make for a very satifsfying feeling when inside it on the road.
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About Opel
Being one of the oldest established brands in Europe and the world, Opel has been making cars of all sorts not limiting itself to one body style - from sedans and hatchbacks and sports cars. This goes true for their all-electric EV Ampera and Corsa ranges just as well as it showcases versatile competitive sedans.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Opel Corsa-e

The 0-60 time of this car is 7.9 seconds.
Yes it is available for sale now.

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