The all-electric hatchback will sit alongside the recently confirmed Grandland X PHEV, the next Ampera-e and an electrified van in Vauxhall's growing electrified line-up. These models will play a key role in the long-term electrification plans of Vauxhall's parent, PSA Group.
The plans state that every Vauxhall model will be available with an electrified powertrain by 2024, with battery electric power for small cars and hybrid and and plug-in hybrid power for larger models. These models will be sold alongside combustion-engined alternatives rather than in a standalone range.
The next Corsa was originally planned to be underpinned by a structure developed by Vauxhall's former owner, General Motors, but it will now be built on the same CMP architecture as the next Peugeot 208 and Citroën C3. This shift has enabled the eCorsa to use eCMP underpinnings.