Opel Astra, the electric version arrives. Over 400 km of autonomy

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The new electric Opel Astra (Astra Electric), also in the Sports Tourer version, will be able to be displayed on the market. to be ordered from spring 2023. The car manufacturer wanted to provide the first technical information on the electric version of the Astra which will go on sale. to support the endothermic and hybrid Plug-in variants. Prices for the Italian market have not yet been communicated. However, it is already possible to to think that the electric Opel Astra will have the an access cost higher than that of the current Plug-in models.

THE DESIGN DOES NOT CHANGE

The BEV version has no particular aesthetic differences with the other models in the Astra range. We only find the letter "e" located on the tailgate and new alloy wheels with a specific design. The rest, however, does not change. No changes to the interior either. Therefore, the presence of the "Pure Panel" which includes two large screens10-inch screen: the one for the digital instrumentation and the one for the actual infotainment system which can count on support for Apple CarPlay (also wireless) and Android Auto (also wireless). The interiors are also characterized by the presence of AGR certified ergonomic seats.

Given the position of the battery under the floor, the space for the passenger compartment and luggage does not change. Opel, in this regard, makes it known that the Sports Tourer version can; count on a load compartment of 516 litres which can increase to 1,533 liters by folding down the rear seat backrests.

ENGINE AND CONSUMPTION

The technical information communicated by the manufacturer on the new electric Opel Astra is no longer surprising; much seen that for this model it is; As expected, the same powertrain of the new Peugeot e-308 was used. Therefore, we find a 115 kW (156 HP) electric motor with 270 Nm of torque. In terms of performance, we only know that the speed is better than that. maximum is of 170 km/h.

The unit is electricity is powered by a 54 kWh battery (51 kWh usable) which allows this car to have a range of up to 416 km according to the WLTP cycle. Opel declares consumption of 12.7 kWh/100 km. This is a really very interesting fact which, obviously, will go on. verified on the road. The accumulator has NMC811 cells (80% Nickel, 10% Manganese and 10% Cobalt).

On the recharging front, direct current is used to charge batteries. It is possible to fill up on energy at a maximum power of 100 kW. In this context, it is It is possible to go from 0 to 80% of the capacity. of the accumulator in 30 minutes. In alternating current it is possible to recharge at a maximum power of 11 kW.

All that remains is to wait for more information on this electric model, especially in terms of prices.

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