Ampera wins Green Vehicle of the Year award


Maurice Howkins, Vauxhall, with Julie Jenner, ACFO Chairwoman

Our all conquering Ampera extended-range electric vehicle has been acclaimed Green Vehicle of the Year by fleet decision-makers at the prestigious 2012 Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) Awards.


The awards, which are voted for exclusively by ACFO members, are highly-prized. Unlike many other awards, they reflect the day-to-day operational experience and expertise of fleet decision-makers.


This prize is the latest in a long line of over 40 top gongs for the ground-breaking Ampera. They include the current European Car of the Year, What Car? Green Car of the Year and Top Gear magazine’s Green Car of the Year.


“Fleet decision-makers are reliant on motor manufacturers to deliver vehicles that are cost-effective to operate, safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly, and [on] supplier companies to provide a first class service,” said Julie Jenner ACFO chairman. “The Ampera’s revolutionary technology was clearly very popular with our ACFO members and on their behalf I congratulate Vauxhall in bringing such a cutting-edge vehicle to market.”


“We are delighted that the Ampera has won the Green Vehicle of the Year,” said Maurice Howkins, Vauxhall’s Fleet Sales Customer Relationship Director. “It’s great news for Vauxhall that the revolutionary Ampera and its cutting edge technology have been recognised by the ACFO.”


250 ACFO members and their guests attended the annual awards at the Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, on Wednesday 31 October 2012.