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Post by Johnston_888 on Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:55 am

Vauxhall Ampera
European son of Chevy Volt makes its debut
Vauxhall's electric Ampera has powered in!

The sleek plug-in saloon made its world premier at the Geneva Motor Show. Unveiled by GM Europe President Carl-Peter Forster, the Ampera, which was badged an Opel in Geneva, uses the drivetrain from the Chevrolet Volt. This comprises of a 16kWh motor, lithium-ion batteries and a small capacity petrol engine, to achieve a total range of more than 500km.

Forster claimed that powering up the Ampera will be as easy as charging a mobile phone, as its plug can be slotted into a normal household 240V socket without extra equipment.

“The Ampera demonstrates GM’s leadership in the electrification of the automobile," he added. "The ground-breaking Voltec electric propulsion system is the kind of game-changing technology the automotive industry needs to respond to energy and environmental challenges.”

Production will begin in late 2011, and the car will arrive in the UK in 2012. Forster also gave a boost to beleaguered Vauxhall workers at the Ellesmere Port factory in Cheshire, stating that the plant's Astra production line would be suitable as a possible location to build the Ampera.

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Post by Tom_Glover on Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:17 pm

Thats nuts!! would be suprised to ever see that in majour production though!!
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Post by Johnston_888 on Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:36 am

yeah we thought thought that about the insignia concept (2003) too.

but now most of us love it Laughing

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Post by George Doors on Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:48 pm

does look sweet from the front, but the sides and rear dont look too great imo...not bad for an electric motor tho...
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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:02 pm

why build an electric car when it will pollute the same as a petrol car.The power comes via a power staion,which is a major polluter of the worlds atmosphere.

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Post by Johnston_888 on Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:23 pm

gooood point!

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