Vauxhall is to cover the majority of running costs for Ampera customers with a new ownership package for its extended-range electric vehicle.
Available on Positiv and Electron trims, private buyers will be entitled to three years or 60,000 miles free servicing and a £2,000 fuel contribution, enough to cover both electric and petrol costs for three years for an average Ampera driver.
Other benefits include a Type-2 charging cable which will enable customers to charge their Vauxhall Ampera at the vast majority of public charging points and a £335 (VAT inclusive) allowance equivalent to the 25 percent funding gap on domestic home charging installations announced after last month’s Budget.
All of these benefits are in addition to Vauxhall’s industry-first Lifetime Warranty, and Ampera’s eight year/100,000 mile battery warranty.
Arriving in UK showrooms last year, Ampera has a real-world battery range of between 25-50 miles, after which a small range-extending generator 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 conventional hybrid vehicles.
The Vauxhall Ampera is also offered on the 3-Day Test Drive programme through which customers can test a Vauxhall for three days, without paying a penny more than the fuel used.