VAUXHALL is getting firmly back into the green groove with the announcement of an all-new electric car for 2017, called the Ampera-e.
Vauxhall says the new Ampera-e will have a longer battery life than most electric cars and that pricing will be affordable.
The new car will be a five-door hatchback combining innovative electric-mobility with state-of-the-art connectivity and exciting driving dynamics, says Vauxhall.
Announcing the Ampera-e at the CAR Symposium in Germany, GM Chairman & CEO Mary Barra said:
“GM and Vauxhall has always been convinced that electric cars will play a defining role in future mobility. The game-changing technology of the Ampera-e is a significant step toward realizing that vision. Our new battery electric car is also another boost for Vauxhall’s reputation for making innovative engineering widely accessible.”
Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann, from Opel, Vauxhall’s parent added: “The new Ampera-e will open the road to electric mobility by breaking down the barriers of high price and short driving range.”
Check out a snippet of one of our blog post on the Vauxhall Ampera when it first came out in 2012
With the imminent arrival of the first Ampera’s Fleetdrive can now offer contract hire and lease quotes. Surely the most practical plug in car available so far the Amperas range anxiety busting “generator on wheels” powertrain promises up to 313 mpg ( extra urban ) with the the possibility of many short journeys being electric only. SMR costs are up on a pure battery vehicle but overall this will be a serious contenter for the business user.