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LeasePlan UK employees given to test-drive new Ampera

Article 30 Apr 2012 12:12

LeasePlan UK has a test-drive event at its Slough HQ week, giving employees the to take the new Vauxhall Ampera for a

Over 70 Slough employees the two day event, which marked becoming one of the only UK leasing to offer the electric Vauxhall to customers.  LeasePlan has initially 20 Amperas as part of its ongoing to grow its electric vehicle The event gave staff hand experience of the car, them to better advise considering adding electric to their fleet.

The Ampera is new extended range electric Capable of driving up to 50 miles on power, it overcomes range by featuring a petrol engine acts as a generator once the has run out of charge. This gives the an extra 310 miles of range a full tank of fuel.

Steve Wallis, Vehicle Relationship executive at LeasePlan, The test-drive day has been a real and established great enthusiasm for vehicles among our staff. We are this enthusiasm will be among our customers. LeasePlan is to be offering the Ampera. It s a good car which also has a petrol to increase driving range, it an ideal commuter vehicle.

by: Luke Durkin

New Media

Electric cars sales battle comes down to or Leaf

Count the number of cars you see on the way to work today, and will give you a clue as how are going. You re not allowed to include the stranded by the side of the road dead batteries.

Unless you re in central Paris or you are probably in shut-out territory.

to British newsletter Automotive Data, sales of electric in Western Europe totaled 4,856 in the first three of 2012 for a market share of percent. This included the Leaf, and Peugeot and Citroen cars based on a Mitsubishi There were some of the Opel Ampera, the European of GM s Chevrolet Volt now being across Europe.

In France the seller is the Bollore Bluecar, in a Paris-based car sharing scheme.

of France is launching the Fluence sedan, the Kangoo electric a smaller battery only Zoe and its Twizy commuter vehicle. has an electric Focus on the launch Toyota s plug-in hybrid of the Prius will muddy the of definition because it can run just on but then uses a mixture of and electricity to power the car when the runs dry.

But these are early days for cars, and it doesn t mean someday they won t be ubiquitous, and are raging about what is the way of providing transport that cuts the use of dwindling fossil

Is s Ampera the missing piece in the EV

It is 2012’s Car of the Year and the Police it as a pimped-out crime fighting but is Vauxhall’s Ampera the key to opening hearts to 100% electric

Maybe. It has plenty to suggest the plug-in range-extender could to those turned off by electric limited range or are left by their loftier price-tag.

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Eliminating ‘range anxiety’ was one of key aims with the Ampera and fair to say they have successful. The 16-kWh, lithium-ion can deliver up to 50 miles on a full certainly enough for the average commuter, but if it isn’t then a petrol engine kicks in to up to 310 miles more with a tank. Not only that but it generates electricity to recharge the battery so you can get back to zero-emission without having to plug-in.

It is like that this means labelling the Ampera a ‘hybrid’ is doing it a disservice. no argument that when all is and done that this is a but would a Prius deliver a figure mpg?

Well the forthcoming Plug-In version but forget about that; the that the Ampera can return a 235.4 miles to the

Test drive the low-carbon of the future at EcoVelocity


Major including Vauxhall, Honda, and Citroen will all provide for EcoVelocity, which returns to next month.

One of the major on the 3.5-mile test track in is set to be the Vauxhall Ampera, an electric hatchback with an efficient engine for backup, boasting a of 360 miles and which was recently 2012 European Car Of The Year.

cars will be the Nissan a fully electric car which has a of up to 222km (138 miles) on a charge.

Giles Brown, the of EcoVelocity, said: ‘Test when taken in isolation can be consuming, so our unique offering and will allow visitors to almost back-to-back test giving motorists the opportunity to direct comparisons and work out vehicle best fits requirements.’

Metro is again supporting which will be held at ExCel from May 10-13.

cost £10 for adults and £25 for a family. See

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