Dubbed Vauxhall Ampera Earth, the entry-level car is £2255 less expensive than the mid-spec Positiv version
11 July 2012

Vauxhall has revealed its entry-level version of the Vauxhall Ampera, which will cost from £29,995 (after the £5000 government plug-in discount).

Dubbed Vauxhall Ampera Earth, the entry-level car is £2255 less expensive than the mid-spec Positiv version. The range-topping Electron model costs from £34k with the government’s incentive. 

Compared with the Positiv and Electron-spec models, the Earth does without parking sensors, leather seats and the 30GB HDD system. 

Features such as the seven-inch touch screen, DAB radio and Bluetooth are, however, retained. Cruise control and remote keyless entry are also included.

The Vauxhall Ampera range extender is powered by an 86bhp/93lb ft torque electric motor, which is backed up by a compact four-cylinder combustion engine.

Vauxhall claims better than 300mpg for the Ampera in urban use and a maximum cruising range of more than 300 miles. Tailpipe emissions are a claimed 27g/km of CO2.

Daniel Puddicombe

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11 July 2012

Before people cry they're reducing prices as they can't sell this is the way most new car releases progress. Start with the expensive ones then a few months later bring in cheaper versions, e.g. BMW 114.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

11 July 2012

I like the Ampera a lot, the way it works and looks. Which is a lot more than I can (in fact have!) said about the Adam. But I live in Central London and haven't seen ONE on the road. Has anyone else?

12 July 2012

Andrew Lee wrote:

I like the Ampera a lot, the way it works and looks. Which is a lot more than I can (in fact have!) said about the Adam. But I live in Central London and haven't seen ONE on the road. Has anyone else?

Got this from the Money Website:

"Sales of the Ampera, which is built in Detroit, have been strong in Britain since the end of March. About 5,000 are expected to be sold here this year – half of all European sales."

Out of interest the Chevrolet Volt is selling nearly 1800 a month in the USA alone with sales increasing every month and is outselling the Ampera

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

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