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2023 Vauxhall Astra to get 258-mile range battery

Vauxhall will launch the 2023 Astra Electric with a 258-mile range, bringing the battery-electric car range to six models.

The new additions to the range will increase the choices available to buyers in the UK who are in the market for an electric-powered car - and with the Sports Tourer model of the Astra getting an EV makeover also, it'll mean that it will become one of only a handful of electric estate cars on the market, rivaling the likes of the widely popular MG5 EV.

These new EV additions to the current newly released Astra are completely identical in styling, just with the obvious lack of exhaust pipes but come with the benefit of standard 18" diamond-cut alloy wheels.


Both of the new Astra models are powered by a 153bhp AC synchronous electric motor that will produce a maximum torque of 199lb-ft and drive the front wheels through a single-speed reduction gearbox.

There will be three driving models available to you. Sport, Normal, and Eco - with the non-sport models delivering slightly less power to improve the range of the car.

Vauxhall state that the official WLTP range is 258 miles, a number that improves on the current Corsa-e which has a range of 222 miles.

Another increase over the Corsa-e is the battery size, with the Astra having a 54kWh battery, slightly more than the 50kWh you'll find in the Corsa.

When it comes to speed, the Astra will top out at 105mph but has not quoted the 0 - 62mph time.


Like the Corsa, the Astra can handle 100kWh DC charging and will charge to 80% in just 30 minutes.


Inside, the EV Astra will be identical to the current model, adopting the 'bold and pure' design principles laid out by design chief, Mark Adams.


Vauxhall will start taking orders for the Astra Electric Hatchback early next year and begin deliveries from June 2023. A similar process will take place for the Sports Tourer model, but will come about 6 months later.

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