The development comes following the Government’s announcement earlier this week that they would provide funding for owners of electric vehicles. This new support plan will see the Government cover 75 per cent of costs for home charging unit installations worth up to a maximum of £1,000 including VAT.
Vauxhall will meet the remaining 25 per cent on the same basis for new retail customers taking up the offer.
The Government’s £37 million worth of benefit plans also includes additional measures for local authorities to install on-street charging posts and rapid chargers.
Vauxhall has described the Government’s plans as “great news” for itself and the Ampera E-REV, which combines a 1.4-litre petrol engine with an electric motor to deliver a highly efficient powertrain.
The Environment Strategy Manager for Vauxhall, Ian Allen, commented on the Government’s new plans saying: “We fully support the Government’s announcement and are very happy to meet the remaining home charging installation costs for Ampera customers”.
“Vauxhall welcomes a nationwide plan as it means all Ampera drivers will have the cost of their home charging solution covered, not just those who live in certain geographical areas”.
The car is available now from £29,995, when taking into account the £5,000 Government Plug-in Grant.
The Vauxhall Ampera boasts a projected combined fuel economy of 235.4mpg, while CO2 emissions are kept to just 27g/km, saving an owner’s money in Road Tax and other running costs.
On electric power alone the Ampera is capable of a projected range of 50 miles and the car can also be recharged in about six hours with a mains 240V charge.
Potential customers are currently given further peace of mind thanks to the ‘Love It or Return It’ campaign available on the Vauxhall Ampera whereby if purchasers find that within the first 30 days/1500 miles of ownership the car isn’t right for them after all, they can return it to the manufacturer of make.
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