Volkswagen ID.4 wins 2021 World Car of the Year

VW ID.4

 

Volkswagen ID.4 wins 2021 World Car of the Year Award

It has been a great week for Volkswagen. As, Tuesday 20th April 2021 saw the new VW ID.4 crossover win this year’s World Car of the Year award – beating two other credible finalists, Honda e and the new Toyota Yaris..

The Volkswagen ID.4 is a very reputable EV already and is a more suitable choice for most EV drivers, than the less practical VW ID.3. This VW ID.4 features the ability to rapid charge at 125kW, which allows for the battery to reach 80% full in around 35-40 minutes. Self-claimed ability to charge up to 199 miles in just 30 minutes, and a total WLTP range of 310 miles – the ID.4 is rather impressive. A step in the right direction for the electric vehicle industry.

The same awards ceremony saw the Honda e take the World Urban Car award, over the Honda Jazz and Toyota Yaris – which is yet another win for electric vehicles!

To see the full list of awards, candidates and eligibility requirements for the World Car Awards 2021 – you can visit here.

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Vauxhall Mokka-e Overview

Vauxhall Mokka-e

 

Vauxhall Mokka-e 2021 - Quick Overview

The Mokka-e is Vauxhall's SUV big brother (or sister!) to the Corsa-e released last year and will take on the likes of the Skoda Enyaq and Volkswagen ID.4 amongst many others joining the market.

Vauxhall have produced the 2021 Mokka in a number of guises to suit most pockets and ecological preferences with Petrol and Diesel versions joining the full electric Mokka-e at launch.

Starting from £30,540 for the base SE Nav Premium model (After the PiCG, Plug-in Car Grant deduction of £2,500), it comes in at around £10k more expensive then the equivalent ICE model, which is something to take into consideration when making that buying decision. It packs a 50 kWh lithium-ion battery and 100kW motor, capable of a stated 201 mile range. Of course, we know by now to deduct a good percentage from those perfect condition test results to get a truer real world figure!

At motorway speeds (70mph) in Eco mode the range reduces to around 134 miles, Normal mode 128 miles and put it into Sport mode and you're looking at around 115 miles, just over half of the stated maximum range! Reducing to 65mph may get you an extra 15 miles of range, but it won't be a fun 15 miles in Eco mode.

Vauxhall Mokka-e

There are another 3 models available, the SRi Nav Premium, Elite Nav Premium and the most expensive Launch Edition (Starting £32,495 after PiCG). You'll progressively receive a 7"-10" dash touchscreen unit and 16"-18" alloy wheels together with the usual improved comfort and security features as you spend a little bit more. All have the same motor so each will hit a top speed of 93mph and achieve 0-60 in 8.5 seconds, presumably measured in the more battery hungry Sport mode.

In terms of charging the Mokka-e, you have the standard Type 2 7.2kWh charging port for fast charging meaning a 16A charging station/cable will take a whopping 14hrs for a full charge and a 32A charging station/cable halves the time to 7hrs. The CCS port for DC charging allows up to 100kWh giving a full charge in around half an hour.

 

View all 4EV charging cables and accessories for Vauxhall Mokka-E here.

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