VAUXHALL Ampera 1.4 16v VVT V6 Electron ECOTEC E-REV Auto
- OTR £30,495 incl. grant
- Plug-in Petrol Hybrid, Small family
- 1398cc (1.4 litre), Automatic, 5 door
VAUXHALL Ampera reviewNGC verdict 11.07.2013
Plug-in hybrid or extended range electric vehicle, call it what you will, though to my cynical mind the Ampera seems nearer a Prius hybrid than a Leaf electric car, once you've tried all the Ampera's drive modes, you'll just turn on some music and notice how relaxing the Ampera is.
If you have a suitable lifestyle you might even forget what petrol stations look like providing you remember to plug it in whenever there's a chance. So far, more than 600 Amperas have been sold in the UK and nearly 7,000 across Europe.
Review by Russell Bray