Vauxhall reveals new Astra electric vehicles 


Vauxhall has revealed its Astra Electric and Astra Sports Tourer Electric cars, featuring the same powertrain, which will arrive in the UK in 2023.

Powered by a 114kW (156hp) electric motor producing 270Nm of torque, and a 54kWh battery, the Astra Electric achieves a WLTP-certified range of 258 miles from a single charge and reaches a top speed of 105mph.

Its 54kWh battery is made up of 102 battery cells housed in 17 modules and has been designed with efficiency in mind.

The Astra Electric requires 12.7kWh of electricity to cover 62 miles, and drivers can choose between three driving modes; Eco, Normal, and Sport.

As with the rest of the fully electric Vauxhall range, the Astra Electric supports up to 100kW DC rapid charging, with an 80 per cent charge taking 30 minutes to complete.

From launch, all Astra Electric models will come standard with a three-phase 11kW AC onboard charger, suitable for wallbox use at home.

Also, the battery is housed in the vehicle’s underbody, resulting in no compromise in passenger room or luggage space.

James Taylor, managing director, Vauxhall, said, “The Astra going electric is a big milestone for both our popular family car as well as for the Vauxhall brand as we move towards our commitment of only offering fully electric cars and vans from 2028.

“Astra Electric and Astra Sports Tourer Electric will offer everyday practicality, comfort and locally emission-free driving pleasure combined with the innovative technology and bold and pure design language that Vauxhall is known for.”


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