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Telegraph readers charged up over Vauxhall Ampera

15th May 2013 Print
Vauxhall Ampera

Vauxhall’s cutting-edge Ampera extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) has been voted best hybrid/electric car by Telegraph readers at the inaugural Telegraph Motoring Awards.
Beating off rivals including the Nissan LEAF and the Toyota Prius Plug-In, the Ampera scored more votes than any other model.
“We had a great response to our Car of the Year awards and Telegraph readers voted for the Vauxhall Ampera as their favourite hybrid/electric car,” said Leo Wilkinson, Acting Assistant Motoring Content Editor. “It's a revolutionary car and our readers clearly value that."
“Ampera is a technological masterpiece and we are very pleased that it has been recognised by Telegraph readers,” said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director.
Arriving in UK showrooms last year, Ampera has a real-world battery range of between 25-50 miles, after which a petrol engine intervenes to generate up to another 300 miles of range. At all times, the Ampera’s wheels are electrically driven, setting it apart from conventional hybrid vehicles.
Ampera pricing starts at £29,995 on-the-road (including £5,000 Government grant) for the Earth model. The car is available through a network of 24 specialist Vauxhall dealers.
The revolutionary vehicle is also offered on the 3-Day Test Drive programme through which customers can test a Vauxhall for three days, without paying a penny more than the fuel used.
The Telegraph award comes hot-on-the-heels of Vauxhall announcing it is to cover the majority of running costs for Ampera customers with a new ownership package – the only running costs Ampera customers will need to find in the first three years of ownership is insurance.

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Vauxhall Ampera