Vauxhall Ampera makes 235mpg claim Motoring News

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Vauxhall Ampera makes 235mpg claim

British car manufacturer Vauxhall are claiming that their new unconventional hybrid, the Ampera, can achieve a staggering 235 miles per gallon of petrol!

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Despite being refuted by independent tests, Vauxhall are claiming that their new baby can effortlessly travel from London to Birmingham and back on a single gallon.

How so? While electric motors in conventional hybrid cars add extra power to a standard engine, the Ampera’s wheels are driven solely by electricity. And, it’s the sole job of

Which Car claims Vauxhall’s Ampera has the equivalent of 158mpg in the urban fuel test cycle. In their test, a full re-charge of the Ampera cost Ј1.77 and takes a gentle driver 46 miles the equivalent of 158 mpg. As a comparison, a similar-sized Vauxhall Insignia diesel would cost around Ј6.50 to do the same journey.the Ampera’s 1.4-litre petrol to generate the electricity.

Clever stuff.

Whatever the mileage, the Vauxhall Ampera provides amazing fuel savings, carries a 100,000-mile warranty, pays no excise duty, no congestion charge and hardly any company car tax. Whether the Vauxhall Ampera travels at 158mpg or more, it’s an impressively economical ride.

However, there’s a catch. (Isn’t there always a catch?) A new Vauxhall s Ampera, on sale now, is priced from Ј29,999 (including Ј5,000 electric car discount).

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In terms of driving, the Ampera pick-up is instant and smooth, the engine has a powerful saloon feel without the noise and gear-changing pauses and while lithium batteries are heavy Vauxhall have placed them quite low, offering real stability (but not a great deal of mobility). The brakes, though a little jerky, are used to regenerate charge. The hefty price tag might put off some drivers looking for a nice badge and in-car finery but surely the technology and long-term savings will find a market, particularly in the fleet sector.

Whether car buyers enjoy the delights of the country or the hustle and bustle of an urban environment, Mercedes-Benz Hertfordshire has just taken delivery of the car that provides the perfect solution – the all-new GLA.

More people plan to buy a car this year than at any time over the past five years. More than ever will use wither savings or ‘ready cash’ in their bank accounts.

The Government scheme set up in 2011 by then transport secretary Philip Hammond, has failed to meet initial predictions so far. A sum of Ј400 million was set aside to fund grants of up to Ј5,000 for anyone purchasing an eligible hybrid or electric cars. However the take-up has been slower than expected.

Many owners may not tell their insurer that their car has been affected by flood water and attempt to dispose of it through the used car market, passing on potentially disastrous problems to an unwitting buyer.

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