The new Opel Corsa-e pricing for Ireland!
The new Opel Corsa-e pricing for Ireland!

Earlier in the year, we reported on the launch of the all-new Opel Corsa in our first drive review of the popular German supermini. The latest generation also debuts the first ever electric Corsa, the new Opel Corsa-e. Now Opel Ireland has released pricing for this exciting new model that starts a new era for the Corsa.

Opel Corsa-e Price

The Corsa electric model will be available in two trims in Ireland: SC and Elite.

Corsa-e SC – €27,338

Corsa-e Elite – €30,800

Please note prices quoted above are inclusive of SEAI grant and VRT relief totalling €10,000.

What’s the range like?

The new Corsa-e is powered by a 50 kWh battery. It has a range up to 337km rated by WLTP industry standards. Opel promises sporty acceleration of 0–100km/h in 8.1 seconds and up to 260 Nm of torque for a dynamic drive. Regenerative braking allows drivers to recuperate energy lost in braking. There is a drive mode feature that allows drivers to choose between an economical drive for maximum range, a sporty mode for top-level performance and a normal mode for a balance of range and power.

The Corsa-e has been cleverly designed to remain as spacious as versions of the Corsa with a traditional combustion engine. The interior and boot space are identical, as the batteries are positioned under the floor.

Charging the Opel Corsa-e

The new Opel Corsa-e has a CCS adaptor, which consists of a combined AC and DC inlet port. It can be charged at home or on the public charging network and can avail of 100 kW rapid charging where available. The ESB public charging network is currently able to charge at maximum 50 kW. But there are plans to roll out more rapid charging stations.

At home using a 7 kWh wallbox, a full battery charge will take 7.5 hours. Opel says 80% charge can be got in just 30 minutes with rapid DC 100 kWh charging. In Ireland, IONITY stations offer up to 350 kW rapid charging.

The battery is guaranteed for 8 years or 160,000 km, for up to 70% retention, certifiable by the Opel Dealer Network. Customers are also covered with roadside assistance for 8 years / 160,000km.

The interior of the 2020 Opel Corsa-e
The interior of the 2020 Opel Corsa-e


The Corsa-e SC standard trim includes a 7” colour touchscreen, DAB radio, Apple Car Play / Android Auto, USB connections, lane departure warning with lane assist, speed sign recognition, automatic emergency city braking and hill assist. There’s also cruise control with speed limiter, LED headlights, 16” alloy wheels, high beam assist and ISOFIX child seat fixings on outer rear seats.

There is subtle e-badging on the side windows and boot. The Corsa-e has more equipment than Corsa SC petrol and diesel models – navigation, automatic wipers and headlights, anti-dazzle rear view mirror, rear parking sensors, electric parking brake, electronic climate control and keyless start. Easy-to-understand vehicle data is displayed on the 7” digital instrument cluster. It keeps the driver fully informed on battery status and energy usage.

The Corsa-e Elite trim is more luxurious. It includes a 10” colour touchscreen, premium half leather effect seat trim, 17” alloy wheels, panoramic rear view camera and parking sensors. There are also folding/heated door mirrors, intelligent speed adaption, keyless entry/start, alarm and side blind spot alert. Opel’s class-leading IntelliLux matrix ® LED headlights also feature. They give high beam visibility up to 30% better than standard LED headlamps.

What’s next for Opel?

The new Corsa-e model complements existing petrol and diesel versions, launched earlier in 2020. Together they share the prestigious Autobest “Best Buy Car of Europe 2020” award. Corsa is available from €17,975 in Ireland. The small compact electric car market is going to be extremely competitive. Three new models launched in a short space of time in the shape of the Opel Corsa-e, Peugeot e-208 and the Renault ZOE. We look forward to bringing you a full road test of the Opel Corsa-e later this year.

James Brooks, Managing Director at Leeson Motors, Opel Importer in Ireland, said:

“We’re celebrating the arrival of the all-new Corsa-e model, as our first full-electric car in Ireland, and it takes its place beside our new Grandland X plug-in hybrid, now also available. These new models fulfil our strategy of offering customers the option to choose their preferred model, then the powertrain that best suits them and their lifestyle – petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid or 100% electric – without compromising on space, technology, looks or driving sensations. In response to rapidly changing consumer needs, we look forward to the arrival of a host of new all-electric models throughout 2020 and beyond.”

Opel say that all their passenger cars and light commercial vehicles will be electrified by 2024. The Opel Corsa-e joins the new Opel Grandland X plug-in hybrid in the brand’s electric offensive in 2020. They will be joined by a new Vivaro-e later this year, followed by all-electric Combo and Zafira Life models.

A facelifted Opel Astra range is in showrooms now, while a revised Opel Insignia range is expected this summer.  We can expect to see a new Opel Mokka X before the end of the year also.

The electric Corsa on sale from €27,338
The electric Corsa on sale from €27,338