Meet the Vauxhall Corsa-e

Smooth to drive, easy to charge, book and drive the Vauxhall Corsa-e by the minute or hour. With prices starting from £0.31/minute and £14/hour. Mostly available in Flex.
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How do I charge a Vauxhall Corsa-e?

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to charge a Vauxhall Corsa-e.  

Key things to remember when charging

Key things to remember when charging

Key things to remember when charging

  • Use Zapmap to find your nearest rapid charger 

  • This car requires a CCS rapid charging port  

  • Follow the steps on the charging station unit 

  • Don’t forget our charging incentive!  

How far does the charge take me in a Vauxhall Corsa-e?

Here’s the official guide from the manufacturer on how many miles you can expect to go with the charge level. Don’t forget, various things affect how quickly your charge goes down, including speed, heating or air con being on. For a full breakdown visit our Help Centre.  

corsa e charging table

If you hit 25% charge, please call Member Services and they’ll direct you to the nearest charging station. 


Get £20 when you charge an EV

If you charge one of our electric cars and end your trip on over 60% charge you'll get £20 driving credit!
Plus, we'll cover the cost of charging, just like we cover the cost of fuel!

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Unique to me (the Corsa-e!)

We currently have two styles of Corsa-e in our fleet that have slightly different gear sticks. See below for images and an explanation of them both.

Gear stick switch

Gear switch 


To drive apply the foot brake, and push the gear switch down to drive, and push it up to reverse.

If in doubt, follow the instructions shown on the dashboard.

To put the vehicle in park, press the 'P' button on the right of the switch, and ensure the handbrake button is also applied. 

Corsa-e gear stick

Gear lever

To drive, press the UNLOCK button on the side, and ensure the foot brake is applied at the same time. You can then change through reverse, neutral and drive as with automatic cars.
If in doubt, follow the instructions shown on the dashboard.
When you park the vehicle, please always make sure that you press the 'P' button at the top of the lever. 
Everything you need to know about electric cars

Check out our Help Centre for all the information you need to know about our EVs 

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Helpful Tips for the Corsa-e

How do I start the Corsa-e?  

All the Corsa-es are automatic and keyless. But you still need to get the key out of the glovebox and safely store it on the central partition. Ensure the car is in ‘P’ for park on the gearstick, put your foot on the foot brake and press the ‘START’ button to the left of the steering wheel. The dashboard will light up and will show ‘READY’ in the bottom left corner. 

How to put the car into drive, reverse and park?

Apply the brake pedal, press UNLOCK on the gear stick, then shift into gear. For reverse, please choose gear stick position with R.

How to adjust the wing mirrors? 

The mirrors are adjusted using a joystick positioned above the window switches in the driver's door. The joystick can be twisted to adjust the left and right mirrors, then simply pushed to move the mirror in the corresponding direction. 

How to use the headlights and turn signals?

Using the left lever, push up and down to activate the turn signals. The headlights are operated to the right of the steering wheel, twisting the dial to the right for the main headlights. 

How do I release the boot?

To release the boot, simply press the release button on the boot.

How to use the windscreen wipers? 

To operate the windscreen wipers, use the lever to the right of the steering wheel. Push the lever up to engage the wipers and further up for faster speeds.

How to release the bonnet? 

The bonnet is released by pulling forward the vertical lever located on the left-hand side of the passenger foot well. Once released, the bonnet is opened by sliding 2-3 fingers under the front edge and lifting this lever (the black part), situated in the center of the bonnet.