Looking for a stylish way to save on fuel and cut emissions while still enjoying performance driving? The new Vauxhall Ampera brings clean, eco-motoring to the road.
Billed as one of the most eagerly awaited cars of 2012, the Vauxhall Ampera combines a battery powered engine with a compact petrol-powered generator, to supply electricity when the driver wants to travel beyond the battery range.
The Vauxhall Ampera is described as an extended-range electric vehicle and according to statistics the average distance a UK driver travels is around 25 miles or less, where as the Vauxhall Ampera is designed to travel 25-50 miles on battery power alone. Once this distance has been reached, the Range Extender automatically starts to generate electricity.
Having this back-up option decreases ‘range anxiety’, a phrase coined by the car industry to describe the feeling of fear encountered by customers regarding electric vehicles running out of power. The Vauxhall Ampera also boasts an impressive fuel consumption with 176 miles to the gallon.
Robert Forrester, Chief Executive of Bristol Street Motors said: “I was introduced to the Vauxhall Ampera late last year in the Netherlands and was very impressed. This is a large car that would suit the needs of many families, this coupled with the new technology makes a major step forward in delivering low carbon mobility to a mainstream market.”