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Vauxhall pays for the fuel for Ampera buyers

Vauxhall is making it easier for customers to switch to the electric power of its range-extended Ampera model, with a new ownership package that covers the majority of running costs.

Ampera in front of house

Available with the Positiv and Electron trim levels, private buyers are entitled to three year 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 perks include a £335 allowance towards a home charging solution that will cover the gap between Government funding for personal charging solutions announced in February (see story).

These benefits come in addition to Vauxhall’s industry-first Lifetime Warranty, and Ampera’s eight year/100,000 mile battery warranty.

“Thanks to this fantastic ownership package, the only running costs Ampera customers will need to find in the first three years of ownership is insurance,” said Ian Allen, Vauxhall’s Environmental Strategy and Ampera Manager. “We are delighted to cover the majority of running costs for Ampera customers, which will undoubtedly help smooth the transition for our customers into owning an electric vehicle.”

Launched in UK last year, Ampera has a fully electric range of between 25-50 miles, after which the 1.4 litre petrol engine is used to extend the range by an additional 300 miles.

Ampera pricing starts at £29,995 on-the-road (including £5,000 Government grant) for the Earth model. The car is available through a network of 24 specialist Vauxhall dealers.

Vauxhall also offers a 3-Day Test Drive programme, through which customers can test a Vauxhall for three days, without paying a penny more than the fuel used.

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Faye Sunderland

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