The Stellantis-owned Opel and Vauxhall brands will add a fully electric variant to the upcoming Astra model range in 2023. The move is another step in the electrification strategy for the brands.
The eighth generation Astra’s ‘Astra-E’ variant will join the Vauxhall all-electric line-up alongside Corsa-e, Mokka-e, Combo-e Life and Vivaro-e Life, as well as an already fully-electric light commercial vehicle line-up of Combo-e, Vivaro-e and Movano-e. Vauxhall’s line-up will be electrified across the line-up by 2024 and solely fully-electric from 2028 – two years ahead of the UK Government’s deadline for the end of sale for solely fossil fuel burning cars.
Plug-in hybrid and petrol and diesel versions of the new Astra go on sale next month and Vauxhall says the first customers will take delivery of their cars ‘early next year’.
Pricing for the new electric Astra is yet to be announced.
The Opel Astra was premiered today in Ruesselsheim, with brand ambassador Juergen Klopp (Liverpool football manager) also in attendance.