Pictures of the new Vauxhall Ampera
Dynamic to drive
You'll be surprised how much fun electric driving can be. The nearly silent electric drive unit packs quite a punch with 370 Nm of torque and 111 kW of electric power- the equivalent of 150 PS giving the Ampera a limited top speed of 100 mph. Full torque from zero speed takes the car from 0-60 mph in less than nine seconds. A petrol engine has to rev up to 3000-4000 rpm to reach that performance.
With its dynamic, almost aggressive stance, the Ampera may look like a concept car but its sleek aerodynamics are there for good reason: to help maximise the driving range and lower emissions. Inside, Ampera offers the space and comfort you expect from a modern car with five doors, four seats and a storage capacity of more than 300 litres. Its high safety standards have been confirmed with a five-star Euro NCAP rating.