There is no better way to usher in the New Year than winning a major award. While the film and music industry have their own popular galas, vehicle manufacturers have also been known to honour their most accomplished models, and it seems that this year’s is the Vauxhall Ampera.
The extended range electric car won the ‘Green model of the Year ‘category at the 2013 Business Car Awards ceremony held earlier last week. It was an accolade voted for by the Business Car magazine readers who have annually chosen the best products and services in the industry.
Paul Barker, Editor of Business Car, commented on this victory by saying that “The Vauxhall Ampera is a genuinely revolutionary piece of technological development, and it’s no surprise that the readers of Business Car chose it as their Green Model of the Year.” He added that “In the right usage pattern, the Ampera can make a massive difference to a driver’s fuel bills, and with the company car tax and National Insurance benefits of such an ultra-low emission vehicle, it’s clear to see why it’s a winner.”
According to Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director, the “Ampera is a technological masterpiece and we are very pleased that it has been recognised by the readers of Business Car magazine.”
The electric Ampera has caused quite a stir since it was introduced to UK showrooms last year. Central among these reasons was the car’s real-world battery range of 25 to 50 miles, after which a small motor would intervene to add an additional 300-plus range. If this wasn’t impressive enough, the wheels are electrically driven at all times, making it a rather unique hybrid.
Love It Or Return It
The company has taken extra steps to ensure that this award winning car makes it into your driveway by offering a ‘Love it or Return it’ policy which allows purchasers to decide whether they like it within the first 30 days/1500 miles of ownership.
Promising zero fuel or purchase anxieties, it looks like the Vauxhall Ampera might just be the winner of more than one category.
To find out more or to book a test drive contact our Vauxhall Ampera dealership in Sheffield and ask us about our offers.