Vauxhall going fully electric with Astra and Sports Tourer

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Vauxhall has revealed the fully electric Astra Electric and Astra Sports Tourer Electric, arriving in the UK in 2023.

Already available with efficient petrol and diesel engines, advanced Plug-in Hybrid powertrains, and soon-arriving sportier GSe electrified variants, the All-New Astra Electric and Astra Sports Tourer Electric extend the powertrain offers for buyers. By 2028, Vauxhall has committed to being an electric-only manufacturer.

“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.” said James Taylor, managing director at Vauxhall.

The Vizor front end houses Vauxhall’s latest driver aids and safety systems, as well as Vauxhall’s class-leading IntelliLux LED Pixel Light technology. Featuring 168 individual LED elements – 84 per headlight – the technology provides unparalleled visibility at night thanks to seamless adaptation of the light beam pattern to suit the driving conditions and surroundings.

Both the All-New Astra Electric and Astra Sports Tourer Electric feature the same, fully electric powertrain. Powered by a 114kW (156hp) electric motor producing 270Nm of torque, and a 54kWh battery, the All-New Astra Electric achieves a WLTP-certified range of 258 miles from a single charge and reaches a top speed of 105mph. The 54kWh battery is made up of 102 battery cells housed in 17 modules and has been designed with efficiency in mind. The All-New Astra Electric requires just 12.7kWh of electricity to cover 62 miles (100km), making it ideal for daily use, and drivers can choose between three driving modes; Eco, Normal, and Sport, to suit their needs.

As with the rest of the fully electric Vauxhall range, the All-New Astra Electric supports up to 100kW DC rapid charging, with an 80 per cent charge taking just 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. For further convenience, the battery is housed in the vehicle’s underbody, resulting in no compromise in passenger room or luggage space. The All-New Astra Sports Tourer Electric comes with 516l of luggage space with the rear seats up, increasing to 1,553l when folded – this is identical to Plug-in Hybrid variants of the vehicle.


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