The Opel Astra Sports Tourer Electric, the first all-electric station wagon from a German manufacturer, is set to go on sale next spring. According to Rüsselsheim, the Opel Astra electric car, which has a gross battery capacity of 54 kWh, requires 14.9 kWh per 100 kilometers. Opel has yet to announce a price.
Opel had already confirmed the electrified versions when it unveiled the new Opel Astra in September 2021. However, only combustion models and a plug-in hybrid have been available thus far. The Opel Astra sedan and Opel Astra station wagon have always been among the most popular models in the compact class. Still, according to the latest Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) registration statistics, the Opel Astra trails well behind models such as the Ford Focus and Skoda Octavia.
It remains to be seen whether the Opel Astra electric car will succeed, the efficiency will be the crucial factor. Opel continues to rely on the combustion engine platforms of its parent company, Stellantis, for its electric vehicles. The Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2) is Opel Astra's foundation. Unlike the Volkswagen modular electrical construction kit (MEB), this one on the automobile market has a very tiny battery size of 51 kWh net.
The Opel Astra shares the same motor as Peugeot's e-308 hatchback. According to Peugeot, the developers were able to reduce energy consumption through "developments concerning the engine, battery, aerodynamics (improvement of the front end and the underbody) as well as weight optimization (EMP2 platform) and friction losses."