Meet the Vauxhall Corsa-e

Book and drive the Vauxhall Corsa-e by the minute or hour. This easy to drive electric car is one of the latest vehicles to join the Zipcar fleet, with prices starting from £0.31/minute and £14/hour. Only available in Flex.
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How can I charge a Vauxhall Corsa-e?


If you want to take a Vauxhall Corsa-e on a longer trip or trip out of London you’re very welcome to but please bear in mind you might need to charge it. Here’s our handy hints on how to charge, and things to consider, and there are vehicle specific details below.  Plus we have a cheeky incentive for you too…

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Charging details for the Vauxhall Corsa-e

Corsa charging

Charging details for the Vauxhall Corsa-e

If you're taking the Corsa-e on a longer trip, here are some details for the charging the car:

The Corsa-e has a DC CCS charging port for rapid chargers. To access the charging port, unlock the car with the key and press the port on the rear passenger side of the car. The DC CCS port is there, and may require you to take the covering cap off of the charge port. 

Once you've set up the charger and plugged the car in, the dashboard will display the charge amount and time left until fully charged.

Helpful Tips for the Corsa-e

How to start the vehicle? 

All the Corsa-e’s are automatic and keyless, but you’ll 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.

Driving the automatic 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.

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. 
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. 

Our Community Rules

Before you hit the road, read our community rules of car-sharing.

return on time

Return it right

Return a Roundtrip on time, or you can extend your booking. Drop a Flex in our Zipzone.

Belongings and rubbish

Keep it clean

Clean up, don’t smoke and take everything with you. Don’t forget to recycle your rubbish!

Full fuel gauge

Fill ‘er up

If fuel is below ¼ tank at the end of your trip, fill up before you return to it’s bay. Fuel's on us!