A trip to the snow-capped mountains in an electric car? Is this a good idea? Definitely yes. The compact Opel Mokka-e is dynamic, powerful and provides comfort even in frosty weather. This is the right electric car for trips to the mountains, such as the Tatras or the Alps. The driver and passengers of the stylish and charming Mokka-e will not only attract attention everywhere, but will also travel without harmful emissions. Even when it's snowing outside, it's always pleasantly warm inside. This is thanks to the multiple heating systems aboard the Mokka-e.
Easy (pre-heating): with app and heat pump
Heating can be turned on before the trip. If one wants to get into a warm car even in winter, the all-electric Mokka-e is the right choice. Electric vehicle owners can use the myOpel app to program the interior to preheat before getting off the couch. In a matter of minutes, a comfortable temperature is reached in the cab, and frost and ice disappear from the windows.
This feature also helps you manage your energy efficiently. This is especially important in winter so that increased wear does not reduce the range of the Mokka-e. You just need to turn on the temperature control while the electric Opel is connected to an external power source, such as a household outlet, wall charger or fast charger. The energy needed for heating is then taken from this source without reducing the range, which is 338 kilometers (according to WLTP). Thanks to the standard heat pump, the waste heat generated can be used to heat the passenger compartment without the need to turn on the conventional heating, which consumes energy from the range.
Comfort and safety on the road: heating technologies at Mokka-e
You can just sit behind the wheel and enjoy the ride to the fullest. Comfortable and largely adjustable seats provide well-being, a healthy figure and safety. Thanks to the optional heated front seats, outer clothing can be removed before starting the journey. Tight clothing does not restrict freedom of movement, and fastened seat belts fit snugly to the body, providing maximum protection in the event of a collision.
The increased safety also comes from a heated steering wheel that warms up frozen fingers in seconds. The driver does not have to wear gloves, which only interfere with the accurate operation of on-board instruments. Rear passengers do not get cold thanks to the standard flow of warm air in this direction.
Free driving downhill: regeneration of energy when braking
In addition to well-being, the Opel Mokka-e also offers the pleasure of responsible electric driving, especially in the mountains. It is in such terrain that the Mokka-e's additional advantages, namely its maneuverability and excellent driving performance, come into play. Traction batteries are installed under the floor to keep the center of gravity as low as possible. Thanks to this, the car passes turns like on rails.
The 2021 Golden Steering Wheel plebiscite winner is powered by a 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor. Combustion engines take time to recover from lower RPMs on tight turns in mountain hairpins. And in the electric SUV, 260Nm of torque is available from the moment you start driving, making driving on these roads a lot of fun.
Mokka-e also has the ability to recover energy when braking. The electric motor then becomes a generator that converts the kinetic energy into electricity as you descend the hill. When driving mode B is activated, the efficiency of energy recovery and the effectiveness of engine braking are further improved. The 50 kWh battery charges for free, and the stored energy will come in handy when you climb the next hill.
Thanks to all these technologies, the driver and passengers of the Opel Mokka-e can travel through the snow-capped mountains in comfort, economy and without harmful emissions, enjoying winter fun even before they put on their skis.