Vauxhall’s Ampera extended range electric vehicle has been honoured with the Industry Innovation prize at the 2012 GreenFleet awards.
This caps a memorable week for the pioneering Ampera, winning a hat trick of top gongs, also including the electric honour at the Scottish Car of the Year awards and the green car category at the British Insurance Security Awards. This brings the ground-breaking Ampera’s tally to over 40 top honours including 2012 European Car of the Year, What Car? Green Car of the Year and Top Gear magazine’s Green Car of the Year.
The GreenFleet Awards recognise the pioneering efforts of private- and public-sector fleet managers, vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and other organisations who strive to reduce the environmental impact of transport. The award ceremony at the Emirates Stadium, London was hosted by comedian and impressionist Alistair McGowan.
"For us, the Ampera was a standout winner," said Colin Boyton, Marketing Manager for GreenFleet. "Since witnessing the chaos it caused at our Arrive'n'Drive event last year, with fleet managers clambering over each other to drive it, we have watched closely and seen it make a lasting impression on almost everyone that experiences it. The fleets that are actually embracing the vehicle are now reaping the benefits too. With electric vehicles's becoming more and more prominent in the fleet sector, Vauxhall has managed to overcome the range anxiety issue with range-extending technology, and while recharging infrastructure remains an issue, this, for us, is the definitely the way forward."
"We are very pleased that the Ampera has been recognised by GreenFleet for the Industry Innovation prize," said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. "To win three awards in one week, and over 40 since launch, is an outstanding achievement and shows what a revolutionary vehicle the Ampera is."
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