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Vauxhall makes £3,000 price cuts to Corsa-e and Mokka-e EVs

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Vauxhall Motors has cut £3,000 from the price of its Corsa-e and Mokka-e electric vehicles to maintain their affordability following changes to Government’s plug-in car grant (PiCG).

The Corsa-e hatchback now starts from £25,805 after application of the PiCG – reduced to £1,500 in another “overnight” change to the grant last week – and the all-new Mokka-e £29,365.

Paul Willcox, managing director of the Stellantis-owned car brand, said: “Vauxhall wants to move the UK to electric motoring as quickly as possible, which is why we have committed to being an electric-only brand from 2028.

“In light of a further evolution to the Government Plug-in Car Grant, we have taken the decision to change our pricing policy on our all-electric Corsa-e and Mokka-e models.

“With more attainable pricing from significant reductions on both models, as well as the grant, we hope to put zero-emissions-in-use motoring within the reach of even more British motorists.”

Vauxhall’s transition to full electrification will see it offer an electrified variant across its entire model line-up by 2024 on the way to a fully electric vehicle range by 2028.

The brand already claims to be the UK’s leading electric van manufacturer – following Stellantis’ announcement of a commercial vehicle focus for its Ellesmere Port plant – and offers an electric version of every van in its model line-up.

A EV version of the all-new Astra, the Astra-e, will also join the range in 2022.

Its Corsa and Mokka EVs have this received upgrades this month which have increased each model’s official zero-emissions range.

The Corsa-e’s rose to 222 miles (from 209 miles) and the Mokka to 209 (from 201 miles).

Last Wednesday (December 15) Government reduced the value of the PiCG from £2,500 to £1,500 and the value of vehicles eligible for the funding assistance reduced from £35,000 to £32,000.

The move came just seven months after earlier cuts were criticised by AM100 dealer group bosses.

Transport Minister Trudy Harrison said: “The market is charging ahead in the switch to electric vehicles.

“This, together with the increasing choice of new vehicles and growing demand from customers, means that we are re-focusing our vehicle grants on the more affordable vehicles and reducing grant rates to allow more people to benefit, and enable taxpayers’ money to go further.”

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