Vauxhall lowers the price of the revolutionary Ampera


Ampera, parked outside buildings

New Ampera pricing to energise the electric car market

To make electric mobility more widely available, Vauxhall has reduced its revolutionary Ampera extended-range electric vehicle by £3,500. The starting price is now £28,750 on-the-road, which includes the Government's £5,000 grant.


The Ampera Positiv features a generous standard specification, including advanced on-board computer, electronic climate control and rear view camera. The range-topping Electron model will also be reduced by £3,500 and is available from £30,495 on-the-road.


“Ampera's new price position brings the cost of electric motoring much nearer to that of a conventional vehicle,” says Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall's Chairman and Managing Director. “It also reinforces the multi award-winning Ampera’s position as the only solution to electric vehicle ownership that can be the sole family car."


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


The car is available through a network of 24 specialist Vauxhall dealers and is covered by the manufacturer’s industry-leading Lifetime Warranty.