Ampera Wins Second Auto Express Green Award

11-Jul-2013

Ampera side view, parked outside building

Last week, Vauxhall’s ground-breaking Ampera scooped up Auto Express magazine’s Green Award for a second consecutive year.

 

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

 

“Manufacturers are working harder than ever to make their cars more eco-friendly, so it’s testament to Vauxhall’s brilliant Ampera that wins our Green Award for the second year on the trot,” said Steve Fowler, Auto Express Editor-in-Chief. “It’s no longer the only plug-in petrol electric model on sale, but it’s still the best.”

Ampera side view on road

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

 

The Ampera has a battery range of between 25-50 miles. A small range-extending generator, powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine, provides up to an additional 300-plus mile range. The Ampera’s wheels are electrically driven, setting it apart from conventional hybrid vehicles.

 

Owners can also use a Type-2 charging cable to charge their Ampera at most public charging points.

Close up of an Ampera, side view

Ampera pricing starts at £29,995 on-the-road (including a £5,000 government grant) for the Earth model. The car is available through a network of 24 specialist Vauxhall dealers and is covered by the manufacturer’s industry-leading Lifetime Warranty.