The Vauxhall Corsa is one of the most popular cars in the UK, and for good reason. It’s a versatile, reliable, and stylish supermini that offers great value for money. But what if you want to drive a Corsa that’s also eco-friendly, fun, and distinctive? Well, you’re in luck, because Vauxhall has just revealed the new Corsa Electric YES Edition, a special edition that combines a fully electric powertrain with dynamic GS styling and an exclusive Record Red paint finish.

The Corsa Electric YES Edition is priced at $36,900, which is $7,600 cheaper than the entry-level Corsa Electric SE Nav Premium. That makes it one of the most affordable electric cars on the market and a great option for anyone who wants to switch to a zero-emission vehicle without breaking the bank. Plus, you’ll get a range of benefits, such as free road tax, lower maintenance costs, and access to government grants and incentives.

But the Vauxhall Corsa Electric YES Edition is not just about saving money. It’s also about having fun behind the wheel, thanks to its powerful 136PS electric motor that delivers 260 Nm of torque. That means you can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.6 seconds and enjoy a smooth and responsive driving experience with no gears to shift. And with a range of up to 221 miles on a single charge, you can go further than ever before.

So, what makes the Corsa Electric YES Edition so special? And how does it compare to other electric superminis on the market? Let’s find out.

Features and Specifications

The Corsa Electric YES Edition is based on the Corsa Electric Elite Nav Premium, which means it comes with a host of features and specifications that make it a great choice for electric car buyers. Here are some of the highlights:

  • A 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, wireless charging, and a six-speaker sound system.
  • A 7-inch digital instrument cluster that shows key information such as speed, battery level, and driving mode.
  • A rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, and advanced park assist helps you find and maneuver into parking spaces.
  • A panoramic rear-view camera that gives you a 180-degree view of what’s behind you, and a blind spot alert that warns you of vehicles in your blind spot.
  • A heated leather steering wheel, heated front seats, and automatic climate control for added comfort.
  • LED headlights, taillights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and black roof and door mirrors for a sporty look.
  • A unique Record Red paint finish that makes the Corsa Electric YES Edition stand out from the crowd.

But the most important feature of the Corsa Electric YES Edition is, of course, its electric powertrain. The electric car is powered by a 51 kWh lithium-ion battery that can be charged from 20% to 80% in just 30 minutes using a DC fast charger. You can also charge it at home using a wallbox or a standard three-pin plug and monitor and control the charging process via the MyVauxhall app.

The battery feeds a 136PS electric motor that drives the front wheels and produces 260 Nm of torque. This gives the Corsa Electric YES Edition a lively performance, with a top speed of 93 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 7.6 seconds. The car also has three driving modes to suit different situations: Normal, Eco, and Sport. Normal mode balances power and efficiency, Eco mode maximize the range by reducing the power output and limiting the air conditioning, and Sport mode enhances the responsiveness and agility of the car.

The Corsa Electric YES Edition also has a regenerative braking system that recovers energy that would otherwise be lost during braking and deceleration and stores it in the battery. This helps to extend the range and reduce the wear and tear on the brakes. You can choose between two levels of regenerative braking: low and high. Low mode is similar to conventional braking, while high mode allows you to drive with one pedal, as the car slows down significantly when you lift your foot off the accelerator.

Comparison with Other Electric Superminis

The Corsa Electric YES Edition is not the only electric supermini on the market. There are several other models that compete in the same segment, such as the Renault Zoe, the Peugeot e-208, the Honda e, and the Mini Electric. How does the Corsa Electric YES Edition compare to these rivals? Here’s a table that shows some of the key differences:

Model Price Range Power Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Vauxhall Corsa Electric YES Edition $36,900 221 miles 136PS 260 Nm 7.6 seconds 93 mph
Renault Zoe GT Line R135 ZE 50 $38,500 245 miles 135PS 245 Nm 9.5 seconds 87 mph
Peugeot e-208 GT $39,900 217 miles 136PS 260 Nm 8.1 seconds 93 mph
Honda e Advance $40,900 137 miles 154PS 315 Nm 8.3 seconds 90 mph
Mini Electric Level 3 $41,900 145 miles 184PS 270 Nm 7.3 seconds 93 mph

As you can see, the Corsa Electric YES Edition is the cheapest of the bunch, and offers a competitive range, power, and performance. It also has a larger boot capacity than the other models, with 267 litres of space that can be expanded to 1,042 litres by folding the rear seats. The only areas where the Corsa Electric YES Edition falls behind are the interior quality and the infotainment system, which are not as premium or user-friendly as some of the rivals.

Conclusion

The Vauxhall Corsa Electric YES Edition is a great option for anyone who wants to drive a fun, affordable, and eco-friendly supermini. It offers a lot of value for money, with a lower price tag than the other electric superminis, and a range of features and specifications that make it a pleasure to drive. It also has a distinctive design, with a sporty GS styling and an exclusive Record Red paint finish that make it stand out from the crowd.

The Corsa Electric YES Edition is not perfect, though. It has some drawbacks, such as the interior quality and the infotainment system, which are not as impressive as some of the competitors. It also has a limited availability, as it is a special edition that will only be sold for a limited time. So, if you’re interested in buying one, you’ll have to act fast.

If you’re looking for a fun and affordable way to go green, the Vauxhall Corsa Electric YES Edition might be the car for you. It’s a great example of how Vauxhall is leading the way in electrification, and how electric cars can be accessible for everyone. @via Vauxhall.



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