This year’s European Car of the Year the Vauxhall Ampera offers all of the benefits of electric driving without any of the drawbacks. Providing the battery is charged overnight, there is every chance you could go for months without having to visit the pumps. For as little as £1 the Vauxhall Ampera provides a battery powered emissions free range of 25-50 miles. This range is ample for the average daily UK commute which research shows is less than 30 miles. For longer journeys electricity is produced via an on-board range extender/generator which seamlessly powers the car for a further 310 miles.
The new Vauxhall Ampera Earth has recently gone on sale priced from £29,995 including Plug in Car Grant.
The Ampera Earth is the entry level model in Vauxhalls E-REV line-up which also includes Positiv and Electron trims.
The Vauxhall Ampera Earth is generously equipped with standard features such as DAB, 7-inch touch screen display and Bluetooth. The Positiv trim adds leather seats, front heated seats and leather steering wheel plus front and rear park assist including rear view camera. The Electron has a navigation 7” colour touch screen and Bose System with six speakers and sub-woofer. It is offered to order in four exterior colours. The Ampera also comes with Vauxhall’s Lifetime Warranty and an eight-year, 100,000 mile warranty on the battery systems.
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Fri, 07 Sep 2012