New details about the Opel Corsa-eOctober 4, 2019
Opel told Autocar the latest information on the most significant new car that the brand will show in the car market, the purely electric Corsa-e.
Corsa-e will be assembled at the same plants as gasoline and diesel variants at the factory in Zaragoza in Spain, where it was built standard corsa.
A lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which consists of 80 modules, having inside 216 cells supplied by the Chinese company CATL, is currently produced at the PSA group’s factory in Vigo, in northwestern Spain.
The overall strategy is to offer electricity as the third powertrain option for Corsa customers who are new to the technology. Thus, the Corsa-e will look and feel similar to its gasoline and diesel models. The PSA CMP platform has been properly designed to help reduce common EV flaws.
Corsa Project Manager Thomas Vanke explains that for access to a maximum of 134 hp sport mode must be selected using the switch on the transmission tunnel. It also exacerbates the throttle response and increases steering weight.
The other side of the coin is the Eco mode, which limits power to 81 hp. and it will be much easier for owners to achieve the declared range of the car. Vanke notes that the aerodynamics of the new Corsa generation are much better than anything achieved on the old General Motors platform, which portends excellent conditions for improving ride quality at higher speeds.
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