Vauxhall car reviews Vauxhall Ampera reviews

  • NEW PRICE: £33,750 - £35,495
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The Ampera, a sister model to the Chevrolet Volt, is Vauxhall's first entry into the electric car market - and it's a convincing one, too, thanks to a range-extending petrol engine that allows it to go further than other plug-in cars such as the Nissan Leaf.

Latest model: Vauxhall Ampera (2012-)

Pros and cons

  • Pro: No range anxiety, drives like a conventional car, five-star safety rating
  • Con: Expensive to buy, not very space-efficient, complicated dashboard

New Vauxhall Ampera reviews

The Ampera is neither a pure electric car like the Nissan Leaf, nor a conventional hybrid like the Toyota Prius - it's a range extender. How does that work? Read our full review in order to find out.

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  • Vauxhall Ampera (2012-)

    Vauxhall Ampera 1

    New price: £33,750 - £35,495

    Is Vauxhall's 'range-extender' hybrid the next revolution in motoring?

Used Vauxhall Ampera reviews

It's early days for the Ampera in the used market, but the combination of a high initial price, even allowing for the government's £5,000 plug-in car grant, and new technology, is likely to mean fairly heavy depreciation. It could be fairly economical to run, especially for drivers who stick mainly to local journeys, where the Ampera can stick to cheap electric power from the mains.

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