The Stellantis-owned Vauxhall brand has has introduced a new 54kWh battery on the Mokka Electric, with range increasing to 252 miles (WLTP) – an improvement of 20% over the outgoing 50kWh unit.

Orders for the Mokka Electric with a 54kWh battery will open from March 2023 with first deliveries commencing from the Spring.

Vauxhall says the new 54kWh battery (replacing current 50kWh unit) is also more efficient, requiring just 15.2kWh of electricity to cover 62 miles (100km). It is coupled with a more powerful 156hp electric motor (an increase of 20hp), enabling the Mokka Electric to accelerate from 0-62mph in under 10 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 93mph.

Despite its increased range, Vauxhall maintains that the Mokka Electric’s compact battery size and efficient packaging ensures no space is lost in the passenger or luggage compartment.

Supporting up to 100kW rapid charging, the Mokka Electric can be re-charged from 0-80% in just 30 minutes. It also features an 11kW on-board charger as standard, suitable for home charging via a wallbox.

Vauxhall will be an electric only brand in 2028, and says that it already is one of few manufacturers in the UK able to offer fleets and businesses a fully electric variant across its entire Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) model range.

With the arrival of the Astra Electric and Astra Sports Tourer Electric in 2023, Vauxhall customers will have a choice of six fully electric passenger vehicles.