In an attempt to boost its sales, Vauxhall has slashed the price of its Ampera by £3,500. The decision has been made following poor sales for both the Ampera and its sister car, the Chevrolet Volt.
The price reduction means that the hybrid electric vehicle is now available from £28,750 including the £5,000 Government grant for plug-in vehicles.
Vauxhall’s Managing Director, Duncan Aldred, commented: “Ampera’s new price position brings the cost of electric motoring much nearer to that of a conventional vehicle. It also reinforces the multi award-winning Ampera’s position as the only solution to electric vehicle ownership that can be the sole family car.”
The Vauxhall Ampera is powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine which is mated to an electric motor. Qualifying for free road tax, the model can travel on electric power alone for up to 50 miles. Its range is extended to 300 miles through the petrol engine. More information about the performance of the Ampera is at CarSite.co.uk.