Vauxhall lowers the price of the revolutionary Ampera

18-Sep-2013

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.