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Extended-range electric Vauxhall Ampera is European Car of the Year

March 31st, 2012 by General Motors

The Vauxhall Ampera, European Car of the Year 2012, has a sophisticated propulsion system, which offers drivers all the benefits of electric driving, without any of the range anxiety associated with pure electric vehicles (EVs). The Ampera is not a hybrid. Electricity powers the wheels of the Ampera at all times, with a 16kWh lithium-ion […]

Test driving a range-extended electric Vauxhall Ampera EREV

July 19th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Robert Llewellyn test drives a Vauxhall Ampera EREV, which will be available in the UK in early 2012. This vehicle has an electric motor running on a lithium-ion battery, which gives the car a range of between 40 to 50 miles, and takes about four hours to charge. This car also has an internal combustion […]