Has the Vauxhall Ampera lived up to its hype?

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VAUXHALL Ampera Electric Cars

Has the Vauxhall Ampera lived up to its

The Vauxhall Ampera emerged in to great fanfare. There was reason for the excitement too. as the Chevrolet Volt in the USA and the Opel on mainland Europe, it represented the best of optimal electric .


The Ampera is an extended-range electric doing away with of the range issues that plagued the eco and electric motoring For the first 25 to 50 miles, the lithium-ion powers the electric drive providing full vehicle and acceleration from electrical alone. For longer trips, the engine, powered by a 1.4-litre generator, sustains the battery.

This is enough to power the car for a 310 miles.

The sporty aerodynamics not looks great but they ve been designed to improve Look closely and you ll see that little detail has been into account. The elements on the grille and the disc-inserts on the sport wheels, for example, have separated to reduce aerodynamic

The braking can be switched between disk braking and regenerative where the braking energy is to electrical power.

All this up to a car that uses, on average, one of the fuel costs of a comparable car. In the UK you will qualify for on road tax and, if you live in or London, you will also the full Greener Vehicle on the London Congestion Charge.

There are clearly many to driving an electric car. It can be for both your pocket and the but electric vehicle take-up in remain disappointing. Norway is one exception, with the US-made S having topped the chart for new car in September 2013 – the first an electric car had achieved the position.

is another territory leading the way but in European drivers are yet to fully the electrical revolution.

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show in Vauxhall announced they cutting the price of a new Ampera by perhaps offering further to ‘go green’.

Vauxhall/Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas said:

“The Ampera has more than 5,000 and accounts for more than electric car sales in Europe. disappointing for the electric car market, not for the

Orders have nearly since the price reduction, that the electric car market is highly price sensitive. The car has now bought by more than customers who have collectively 100 million kilometres (62million on electric power only.

It may been a slow start, but the might yet be the car that really greener driving into within Europe.

VAUXHALL Ampera Electric Cars
VAUXHALL Ampera Electric Cars
VAUXHALL Ampera Electric Cars

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