Astra goes all-electric at last with 258 mile range



Tom Barnard

29.11.2022

Vauxhall has finally revealed the details of its long-awaited fully electric version of the big-selling Astra. 

Just like the smaller Corsa and Mokka, Vauxhall has chosen to offer an electric powertrain as just one of the options in the showroom alongside more conventional petrol versions. There is also a Sports Tourer bodystyle on offer, creating a new rival for the MG5. 

Both the hatch and estate feature the same fully electric powertrain. Powered by a 154bhp motor and a 54kWh battery, the Astra achieves an official WLTP-certified range of 258 miles and reaches a top speed of 105mph. 

As with other Vauxhall electric models, the Astra Electric supports up to 100kW DC rapid charging, with an 80 per cent charge taking around 30 minutes. From launch, all Astra Electric models will come standard with a three-phase 11kW AC onboard charger. 

Vauxhall Astra Electric, close up of rear and badge, blue The tiny 'e' badge is the only outward sign that the Astra is electric

The Astra Sports Tourer Electric has 516 litres of luggage space with the rear seats up, increasing to 1,553 litres when folded – this is identical to Plug-in Hybrid variants of the vehicle but 92 litres less than the petrol model. 

Ordering for the All-New Astra Electric will open in early 2023 with deliveries scheduled from June 2023. UK pricing and specification will be announced closer to the start of sales.

Vauxhall Astra Electric interior and dashboard, right hand drive Interior is almost identical the the PHEV version

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