Carol Vorderman goes Ultra Low with the Vauxhall Ampera
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 09:21
Carol Vorderman has become the latest Go Ultra Low amabassador
Carol Vorderman has become the latest ambassador to trial the Vauxhall Ampera in support of the Go Ultra Low campaign
Go Ultra Low, a ground-breaking partnership between the UK automotive industry and Government, has been designed to encourage more drivers to consider ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs). As the latest ambassador for the project, Carol was keen to get involved with the project.
As a busy working mum, Carol was initially wary that driving a ULEV would just add to her to do list. However, after a couple of months trialling the Vauxhall Ampera she commented: “Actually quite the opposite is true, it’s easy. You come home, plug it in, you go away and come back in the morning and it’s fully charged.” She went on to say: “Journeys in and out of Bristol are shorter, so the range on the Vauxhall Ampera with the electric motor itself is perfect for me. It gets me through the day and I don’t have to go to the petrol station which long-term, saves me a considerable amount of money.”
The Vauxhall Ampera has a real-world battery range of between 25-50 miles and the Ampera can be charged by a 240V plug on a separate circuit in your home. The Ampera has a small range-extending generator, powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine, which intervenes to provide up to an additional 300-plus mile range. At all times, the Vauxhall Ampera’s wheels are electrically driven, setting it apart from conventional hybrid vehicles.
The Ampera is part of Go Ultra Low’s fleet option, as they endevour to meet the practical needs of company car users or fleet drivers and the financial needs of an organisation.