Ampera wins Auto Express magazine Green Award


Duncan Aldred accepts the Green Award 2012 from Steve Fowler at Auto Express

Vauxhall’s ground-breaking Ampera has added Auto Express magazine’s Green Award 2012 to its collection of over 40 top honours.


The UK’s best-selling weekly car magazine made the announcement at its prestigious New Car Awards in London on 26 June.


The Ampera, which has only just launched in the UK, adds its latest accolade to awards such as the 2012 European Car of the Year, What Car? magazine’s Green Car of the Year, and Top Gear magazine’s Green Car of the Year.


“The Ampera is a superb car which debuts technology that will play a huge part in our motoring future,” said Steve Fowler, Auto Express Editor-in-Chief. “As always, the simple ideas are the best, but putting them into a car and making it work so well, then getting it on sale, is altogether much harder.”


“We are delighted that the Ampera has received recognition from Auto Express magazine,” said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. “The Ampera is truly a pioneering vehicle, not just for Vauxhall but for the automotive industry as a whole. Its revolutionary E-REV technology makes it the first vehicle on the market to provide uncompromised electric driving.”