Charging the Ampera is almost as easy as charging your mobile. Its Lithium-ion battery can be charged from a three-pin socket1 in six hours². You can even programme the Ampera to charge at specific times. The battery powers the Ampera for 25 to 50 miles of low-emission, cost-effective driving that makes it ideal for commuting3. For longer trips, the fuel-powered generator provides the electricity to drive up to 310 extra miles.