Opel has extended the range of the electric mocha

Stellantis gradually deploys a larger 54kWh battery with a usable capacity of 51kWh in its compact models. In September, the Peugeot e-308 was introduced with this battery, ahead of the equivalent Astra Electric late last month. After the updated DS 3 Crossback E-Tense, a larger battery is also heading to the related electric mocha for the 2023 model year. Thanks to the larger battery, the range of the electric crossover has increased from the previous 338 to 406 kilometers in the WLTP cycle, which represents an increase of 20 percent. It takes about half an hour to charge the battery to 80 percent, assuming you are using a 100kW DC station. Interestingly, energy consumption has dropped to 15.2 kWh per 100 kilometers thanks to further modifications. With Peugeot upgrading the e-208’s battery, it’s only a matter of time before the corresponding electric corsa gets a bigger battery as well.

Coming back to the Mokka Electric model, it also gets a more powerful front-mounted electric motor with 115 kilowatts, 156 horsepower, and 260 newton meters of torque. The electric motor, taken from the Astra Electric, has enough power to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 10 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 150 km/h.

Today, Opel offers twelve electrified models, including a range of light commercial vehicles. By 2024, the brand will also offer an electrified version in each model line, and in the horizon of 2028, Opel will be a fully electric brand in Europe.