ELECTRIC: Ampera now priced from £28,750
Vauxhall are reducing the price of their Ampera extended-range electric vehicle by £3,500, it has been announced.
Inclusive of the government’s £5,000 grant, the Positiv model is now priced from £28,750 and the range-topping Electron model from £30,495.
The Positiv’s standard specification includes advanced on-board computer, electronic climate control and rear view camera.
Meanwhile, the Electron adds Bose Energy Efficient Series sound system, a hard drive with 30GB music file capacity and satellite navigation system.
Duncan Aldred, Chairman and Managing Director at Vauxhall, said: “Ampera’s new price position brings the cost of electric motoring much nearer to that of a conventional vehicle.
“It also reinforces the multi award-winning Ampera’s position as the only solution to electric vehicle ownership that can be the sole family car.”
On the market since 2012, the Ampera has a battery range of 25-50miles, after which a range-extending generator – powered by a 1.4litre petrol engine – provides an additional 300-plus miles.
Unlike other hybrid vehicles, the Ampera’s wheels are electrically driven at all times.
The car is available through a network of 24 specialist Vauxhall dealers and is covered by the manufacturer’s lifetime warranty.