HOW DO YOU AVOID THE NEW LONDON CONGESTION CHARGES? … SIMPLY DRIVE AN AMPERA.

22-May-2013

How do you avoid the new London Congestion Charges? … Simply drive an Ampera.

Vauxhall’s Ampera will be one of just a few special cars to qualify for exemption from the TfL Congestion Charge after 1 July 2013 – saving up to £12 per day1.

 

That’s when the new Ultra Low Emissions Discount (ULED) is introduced – letting new cars and vans with CO2 emissions of 75g/km, or less, register for 100% exemption (on payment of a £10 fee). This replaces the Greener Vehicle Discount which offers similar benefits for cars emitting up to 100g/km. Drivers with vehicles registered for this discount by 28 June 2013 will continue to be exempt until 24 June 2016, with no need to re-register or pay an annual renewal.

JOIN AN EXCLUSIVE COST SAVING CLUB

With emissions of just 27g/km2, Ampera is very comfortably under the new limit of 75g/km. This means that Ampera drivers can join an elite club of around ten cars that can travel in London’s CC zone without charge. However, most of the other vehicles are conventional electric cars with a limited range. By contrast, Ampera offers a range of up to 360 miles3 before re-charging or re-fuelling the on-board generator. Sub 100g/km cars registered after 28 June 2013, will no longer qualify for exemption from the London Congestion Charge. These include:

Fiat 500 0.9 TwinAir
90-92g/km
Volvo V40 D2
88-99g/km
Fiat 500 1.3 Multijet 95
97g/km
Fiat Panda 0.9 TwinAir
95-99g/km
Fiat Punto 0.9 TwinAir
98g/km
Fiat Punto 1.3 Multijet 85
90g/km
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi ECOnetic
87g/km
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
95g/km
Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi
98g/km
Ford Fiesta 1.0
99g/km
Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi Blue
84-99g/km
Hyundai i20 1.4 CRDi Blue
96g/km
Lexus CT 200h 1.8 Hybrid
87-94g/km
Lexus IS 300h
99g/km
Peugeot 107 1.0
99g/km
Peugeot 208 1.4 e-HDi EGC
87g/km
Peugeot 208 1.6 e-HDi EGC
98g/km
Peugeot 208 1.4 HDi
98g/km
Peugeot 208 1.0 VTi
99g/km
Peugeot 308 1.6 e-HDi 112
95g/m
Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 90 ECO
83g/m
Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 90
90-93g/km
Renault Clio 0.9 TCE 90 ECO
99g/km
Renault Megane 1.5 dCi 110
90g/km
SEAT MII 1.0 Ecomotive
96g/km
SEAT Ibiza 1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive
92g/km
SMART Fortwo Coupe 0.8 Cdi (54)
87g/km
SMART Fortwo Coupe 0.9 Mhd (71)
98g/km
SMART Fortwo Cabriolet 0.8 Cdi (54)
87g/km
Toyota Yaris 1.0 VVT-i
99g/km
Toyota Auris 1.8 VVTi Hybrid
85-92g/km
Toyota Auris 1.4 D-4D
99g/km
Toyota Prius 1.8 VVTi Hybrid
89-92g/km
Toyota Prius+ 1.8 VVTi Hybrid
96g/km
Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTi 16v (95PS) ecoFLEX Start/Stop
88-89g/km
Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTi 16v (75PS) ecoFLEX Start/Stop
100g/km
Vauxhall New Astra 1.7CDTi 16v (110PS) ecoFLEX Start/Stop
99g/km
Vauxhall New Astra 1.7CDTi 16v (130PS) ecoFLEX Start/Stop
99g/km
Volkswagen Up 1.0 BlueMotion Tech
95-98g/km
Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TDI BlueMotion
91g/km
Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI
98-99g/km

AMPERA TAX BREAKS AND BUYING INCENTIVES

  • £0 Vehicle Excise Duty – first year and standard rate
  • 5% Benefit-in-Kind taxation4
  • Reduced Class 1A NI contributions for employers
  • 100% first year Writing Down Allowance
  • Eligible for the Government £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant
  • Ampera Driver’s Package
    • Free home chargepoint installation (Vauxhall and Government Grant)5
    • Free Type 2 public charging cable
  • Eight-year 100,000 mile warranty on the battery6
  • 100,000 mile Lifetime Warranty on the car6

DRIVE THE FUTURE

As BusinessCar Green Model of the Year 2013, Ampera is not just about lowering costs – it’s about raising expectations in its sector with a high-performance driving experience.

 

Try it for yourself on a FREE 3 Day Test Drive (London driving has never been so reasonable…).