England star Glen Johnson in electric form with Vauxhall Ampera fleet addition
By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 13:01
ELECTRIC: Glen Johnson charges new Ampera
England international Glen Johnson is the latest footballer to take delivery of a state-of-the-art electric Vauxhall Ampera.
The Liverpool defender, capped 49 times by his country, will be driving a top-of-the-range Ampera Electron in black.
Extras include a voice-activated sat nav featuring street-level mapping for 20 European countries, DVD player, hard drive device with 30GB music capacity and Bose sound system.
Johnson said: “I am very pleased to be driving a Vauxhall Ampera.
“The concept of the car really appealed to me and makes it not only ideal for the journey to and from training every day, but also the odd longer journey to St George’s Park and back down to London.”
Johnson joins England teammate Phil Jagielka and coach Gary Neville in bagging the award-winning Vauxhall, while manager Roy Hodgson drives an Insignia Sports Tourer.
Duncan Aldred, Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall, said: “We are delighted Glen has chosen a Vauxhall Ampera.
“It’s great news another established England international has got behind the wheel of our universally-acclaimed extended range electric vehicle.”
The Ampera has a real-world battery range of 25-50miles, with a small range-extending generator – powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine – then intervening to provide an additional 300-plus miles.
At all times, the Ampera’s wheels are electrically driven, setting it apart from conventional hybrid vehicles.
Ampera pricing starts at £29,995 (including a £5,000 government grant) for the Earth model.
The car is available through a network of 24 specialist Vauxhall dealers and is covered by the manufacturer’s Lifetime Warranty.