Vauxhall Ampera

Vauxhall Ampera Car Insurance

Vauxhall offered three Ampera models in the UK. These came in the form the Positiv and range-topping Electron, as well as the lesser known Vauxhall Ampera Earth .

A range extender rather than a pure electric car, the Ampera is powered by a 85bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine and a 148bhp electric motor (the electric motor has an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty although this is subject to Vauxhall’s terms and conditions as well as being non-transferable). This combination means that it is able to return fuel economy of up to 235mpg and CO2 emissions of only 27g/km.

A four-seater vehicle enjoying sports-styling, the Ampera comes with two vibrant seven-inch displays, a touch panel central console, heated seats, air conditioning, black and silver 17 inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera and a DAB radio fitted as standard. An electric parking brake means there is space for cup-holders and an armrest in the front of the vehicle which has four individual seats. A nice innovation from,Vauxhall is a pedestrian alert buzzer, which can warn passers-by of the car’s presence when travelling below 30mph in full electric mode. The higher specification Electron also adds satellite navigation, advanced reversing camera technology and a Bose stereo. Vauxhall Ampera owners can benefit from a pre-conditioning function which allows the driver to heat or cool the vehicle in advance of setting off.

Vauxhall claims that its pure electric motor has a range of up to 50 miles, at which point the petrol engine increases the total range to more than 300 miles. A full charge will take four hours.

As a range extender, insurance for your Vauxhall Ampera is available through pluginsure's exclusive electric car insurance offer, underwritten by the UK's third largest insurer (Ageas), so get an instant online quotation for your Vauxhall Ampera insurance today. If you’d prefer to speak to an experienced electric car insurance consultant about insuring your Vauxhall Ampera you can call us on 0330 043 1962.

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