The success of the Mokka-e has far exceeded Opel’s expectations. Although this electric SUV has not yet started its deliveries, it already has a waiting list that runs until the end of 2021. The German manufacturer has been forced to cancel some customers’ orders to not add to the list even more.
In return, Opel is offering its customers significant discounts on the Corsa-e to encourage them not to wait for the Mokka-e; However, everything seems to indicate that this alternative is not to the liking of most reservists, since the utility is still a smaller and simpler model than the suggestive SUV inspired by the design of the classic Opel Manta.
The success of the Mokka-e is not only explained by its striking appearance, but also by its price: in Germany, the country from which most of the bookings come, it costs just over 23,000 euros (28,000 dollars) after applying the aid granted by the government, a figure very competitive even if we compare it with thermal models like the Volkswagen T-Roc, which moves at similar rates.
Opel has already promised that it will increase the Poissy factory’s capacity to meet demand; However, the company’s production estimates for the model’s first year of commercial life are currently unknown, the first deliveries of which are scheduled precisely for the first bars of 2021.
The Mokka-e sits on the PSA group’s eCMP platform derived from the CMP multi-energy platform. This architecture is already used in the Peugeot e-208 and e-2008, Citroën ë-C4 and DS 3 Crossback E-TENSE, and later it will also be used in the future Peugeot e-1008, Citroën ë-C3 and ë-C3 Aircross, as well as some Alfa Romeo, FIAT and Jeep models.