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It’s to buy and there are doubts over its values

The rear visibility is

Touch screen controls are style than substance

Up to 50 emission-free miles, with back-up. Blissfully quiet and a way to travel


Centre touch-screen is stylish but not easy to use, while a screen on the monitors how economically you’re


Eight airbags, child-seat mounting points, control and an audible warning to pedestrians with a chirp you’re around


As well as Vauxhall’s warranty for the car, there’s an mile warranty for the drivetrain and


Battery storage room for four on board only the tallest rear will grumble about the Boot space is fair

and extras

High-tech infotainment leather seats, cruise and climate control as standard.

it like to drive?

The Vauxhall like the almost identical Volt, can be charged up via a regular socket in around four and will then travel on power for up to 50 miles. There’s no to panic as you near the 50-mile however. Once the battery up, the petrol engine kicks in to the motor.

Electric driving does and sound different. This be an ideal getaway car as it pounces off the instantly and silently. Even the petrol engine gets to it does so discreetly.

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The ride is over most road — only the smaller will jiggle your

What’s it like inside?

comfortable in the Ampera is a doddle; getting a view out of the rear is more tricky thanks to the screen and obtrusive pillars. a rear-view camera comes as That trendy centre has a touch of the iPod about it, touch-sensitive buttons that quite as easy or efficient to use as like. Behind the wheel the on-board computer which keep you fully abreast of the charge, your speed and so on. It rather addictive viewing, as the spirit-level style gauge tells you whether you’re is eco-friendly or a serious threat to the bears.

Battery pack storage space for two in the back, while the is a respectable size.

How reliable is it?

shouldn’t be an issue — is offering peace of mind in the of its 100,000-mile/unlimited time warranty, the battery is also covered by a of 100,000-miles or eight years.

airbags and stability control as standard, so you and your passengers be safe inside, while a can be activated to warn unwary of your approach when on silent battery power.

Should I buy one?

The Vauxhall is more expensive than the Volt, and while you might its looks, it’s seriously for a small family car. a Ј5000 government grant on for electric car buyers, however, and no tax or London Congestion Charge to either. Company owners can smug about paying tax on 5% of its value, while running should be minimal.

Resale values are an unknown at stage.

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