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The Ampera won the Auto Express Green Award for the second year running.
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Vauxhall Ampera retains Green Award

Vauxhall Ampera retains Green Award

The Vauxhall Ampera has retained the environmentally-friendly vehicle crown at the Auto Express New Car Awards.

A ceremony in London saw the Ampera receive the Green Award for the second consecutive year, with the magazine’s editor-in-chief Steve Fowler suggesting it was a particularly impressive feat because manufacturers are working harder than ever to make cars eco-friendly.

Unlike conventional hybrids, the Ampera’s wheels are always electrically driven. Its battery has a range of 25 to 50 miles, before a generator powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine kicks in for a range of over 300 miles.

Peter Hope, marketing director for Vauxhall, said: “We are delighted that the Ampera has retained this prestigious award. The Ampera is truly a pioneering vehicle not just for Vauxhall but for the automotive industry as a whole.”

In May, the Ampera was named best hybrid/electric car at the inaugural Telegraph Motoring Awards, beating the likes of the Toyota Prius Plug-In and the Nissan LEAF.

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