Vauxhall Astra HYBRID-e (2022)

The complete guide to charging your Vauxhall Astra Plug-in HYBRID-e (2022), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more. 

Key Stats

Range (WLTP):

43 miles

Electric cost/mile:


Rapid charge:


EV type:

Plug-in Hybrid


The Vauxhall Astra has been a mainstay of UK streets for years, and the new version comes with more personality than ever before. The eighth generation Astra is available in a wide range of engines, including this Plug-in Hybrid-e variant. As a PHEV, it’s a great choice for customers who aren’t quite ready to commit to going electric – although a fully electric version is coming soon! In the meantime, the new Astra PHEV offers a solid 43 miles of all-electric range and stylish looks that will get heads turning, if that’s your kind of thing.This guide is based on the GS-Line Plug-in HYBRID-e.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Vauxhall Astra

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Astra HYBRID-e from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging methodTypically found atCharging time*Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plugHome6 h8 m/h
3.6kWHome / Work4 h12 m/h
7kWHome / Work / Public Locations2 h23 m/h
22kWWork / Public Locations2 h23 m/h
50kWPublic LocationsN/AN/A
150kWPublic LocationsN/AN/A

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Vauxhall Astra Plug-in HYBRID-e with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point.

Slow / Fast: Type 2
Max AC 1-phase rate: 3.7kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 3.7kW
Connector location: Left Side - Rear

* Optional 7.4kW on-board charger available.

Where you can charge a Vauxhall Astra Plug-in HYBRID-e

You can charge your Vauxhall Astra Plug-in HYBRID-e conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up (mostly for free!) when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

At Home

7kw Smart Chargers from £899*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work

7k or 22kW Smart Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging

Shared parking

7kW or 22kW Smart Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging

On Public Networks

7kW or 22kw Smart Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
*** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Vauxhall Astra HYBRiD-e

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network is usually free through the Pod Point App.

PlaceAvg. costCost/mile
Home (empty to full)*£3.128.55p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)**N/AN/A

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*)43 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range**37 miles

* For information on "WLTP" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-60 mph7.7 seconds
Top speed140 mph
Engine power178 bhp / 133 kW
Torque360 Nm
Battery size12.4 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP)258 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate)305 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP)256 mpg
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP)24 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)*36 gCO2/km

* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2021 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants

The Vauxhall Astra HYBRID-e is expected to be eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £0 year 1 road tax.

OTR price*£32,700
Vehicle warranty3 years / 1st year - unlimited miles. 2nd 3rd year 60,000 miles
Battery warranty8 years / 100,000 miles

* On-the-road price including Plug-in Car Grant, if applicable.

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)Amount
Year 1£0
Years 2-5£145
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax yearBiK tax rateAnnual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxesAmount
London Congestion Zone Charge*£15
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge**£0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance group26
Grants (Expected)*
Grant nameEligibilityAmountBenefit
OZEV EVHS Grant£350Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Car Grant£0Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant£250Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.