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
27 g/km
235 mpg
NGC Rating
The NGC Rating expresses a vehicle’s environmental impact as a score ranging from 0 for the greenest cars to 100+ for the most polluting.

VAUXHALL Ampera review

NGC 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

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Whole life cost index
The NGC Whole Life Cost Index expresses a vehicle's total cost of ownership for a private (non-business) driver based on 3 years with 10,000 miles average annual mileage.


Official MPG and Fuel only MPG are both combined figure from NEDC test cycle; Real MPG is estimated based on real-world driving conditions; Fuel cost is an indicative figure based on Real MPG and petrol price of 116.9p/litre and electricity cost of 15.5 p/kW.
Official MPG
235 mpg
1.2 litres / 100km
Fuel only
57 mpg
5 litres / 100km
Fuel only
41 real mpg
7 litres / 100km


Official CO2 emissions from the NEDC test cycle. Euro standard, NOx and PM (particulates) are official air quality measures. Env Ratings are part of the NGC Rating. GHG = Green house gas rating – measures the impact of lifecycle CO2, AQ = air quality and measures the lifecycle impact of air quality emissions including NOx and particulates.
Official CO2
27 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro std
5 euro
NOx:1 PM:0
Env Ratings
0 = least polluting

VAUXHALL Ampera 1.4 16v VVT V6 Electron ECOTEC E-REV Auto key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 4 seats
  • Motor Power
    1398cc + 111 kW (elec)
  • Transmission
  • Engine Power
    148 HP / 150 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    9.0 seconds
  • Top Speed
    100 mph / 161 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion charge
    100% Discount ULED
  • Vehicle Inlets
    Type 1
  • Eligible for OLEV grant
  • Official EV driving range
    52 miles
  • Rapid charging option

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