Vauxhall Ampera extended range electric vehicle has been honoured as Green Vehicle of the Year by fleet decision-makers at the 2012 Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) Awards.
The awards, which are voted for online exclusively by the ACFO membership, are highly-prized because unlike many other awards they reflect the day-to-day operational experience and expertise of fleet decision-makers.
This prize is the latest in a long line of over 40 top gongs for the Vauxhall Ampera, which include the current European Car of the Year, 2012 British Insurance Vehicle Security Award, What Car? Green Car of the Year and Top Gear magazine’s Green Car of the Year.
The Ampera arrived in UK showrooms in May this year and has a real-world battery range of between 25-50 miles, after which a small range-extender motor intervenes to provide up to an additional 300-plus mile range. At all times, the Ampera’s wheels are electrically driven, setting it apart from hybrid vehicles.
Ampera pricing starts at £29,995 (including £5,000 government grant) for the Earth model. The car is available through a network of 24 specialist Vauxhall dealers.