The Revolutionary New Vauxhall Ampera
Available now at Pentagon Vauxhall, Savile Street, Sheffield. S4 7UD.
From £29,995 (inclusive of the £5,000 government plug-in car grant) more
The new Ampera from Vauxhall brings clean, eco-motoring to the road. Free of the usual restrictions of batteries, it offers lively electric performance and a massive range of up to 360 miles.
The Ampera is an Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-Rev) powered by technology called Voltec. It’s different than other advanced propulsion systems – it uses electricity to drive the car’s wheels at all times and speeds. And since the average UK driver drives 25 miles or less a day, the Ampera has been designed to travel up to 50 miles on battery power alone. If the battery's energy runs out, a petrol-fuelled 1.4 ECOTEC® engine-generator kicks in and extends the range by a further 310 miles. This effectively eliminates ‘range anxiety’, a problem associated with other electric cars.
The Ampera comes with everything you need for charging at home, at the office or out and about. The state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery can be recharged from a standard 240 V / 10A power socket. To fully charge the Ampera costs on average £1, so assuming an average range of 40 miles per charge and 8,000 miles per year purely on electric power the charges needed by the Ampera would cost approximately £216 per year in electricity – about the same as running your freezer and refrigerator.
Available in three trim levels, the Vauxhall Ampera starts at just £29,995 (inclusive of the £5,000 government plug-in car grant) for the Earth model. The Ampera Earth comes with a raft of standard features such as DAB radio, Bluetooth, 7-inch touch-screen control monitor, climate control, cruise control and alloy wheels.
Adding a standard leather interior with heated front seats and front/rear parking sensors with a rear-view camera, the Positiv model sits in the middle of the Ampera range at £32,250 (inclusive of the £5,000 government plug-in car grant). But topping the line-up is the Electron, which comes as standard with a state-of-the-art infotainment unit comprising:
- Colour touch screen
- Satellite navigation system
- Bespoke Bose Energy Efficient Series sound system
- DVD video player
- 30GB hard-disc drive storage
- Voice-controlled navigation, telephone and music systems
The Electron costs £33,995 (inclusive of the £5,000 government plug-in car grant) and, like the Positiv and the Earth, can be ordered now.
The Vauxhall Ampera is also backed by Vauxhall’s unique Lifetime Warranty and a 8 year 100,000 mile battery warranty.
For more information on the new Ampera, to take a test drive or to place an order call us on freephone 0800 0857296.
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Official Government Test Environmental Data. Fuel consumption figures mpg (litres/100km) and CO2 emissions (g/km). Model shown Vauxhall Ampera Positiv: Combined/weighted: 235.4mpg (1.2). CO2 emissions: 27g/km.
Prices includes £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant. Contract Hire based on a 6x48 Payment Profile 10,000 miles per annum. Excess mileage charges will apply. Finance is subject to status, conditions applyPrices correct at time of publication. The “Combined/weighted” fuel consumption/CO2 figures calculated from two test results: one when the battery is fully charged and the other when the battery is discharged. The two test results are a weighted average, taking into account mileage range on battery power only, providing a figure in a variety of charge conditions. Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty covers lifetime ownership of first registered keeper, 100,000 mile limit. Terms and conditions apply. Ampera lithium-ion battery is subject to a separate eight-year/100,000 mile warranty. Calls maybe recorded for training and quality purposes.