The Vauxhall Ampera price was announced today, and the good news is
that UK’s first extended-range electric vehicle is also qualifying for a
Plug-In Car Grant of 5,000 GBP.
The Vauxhall Ampera price starts at 28,995 GBP after the grant, and dealership arrival across UK is scheduled for early 2012.
using only electric power the Vauxhall Ampera is able to cover up to 50
miles, while the car’s range extends to 360 miles when the
engine/generator also starts to produce electricity.
recharging the Vauxhall Ampera takes less the 4 hours through a 240V
electricity socket, at an average cost of around 1 GBP, and overall the
car will have extremely low running costs.
Vauxhall press release :
    * Announced today – Ampera qualifies for Plug-In Car Grant of £5000
    * Customers to pay £28,995 after benefiting from grant
    * UK’s first extended-range electric vehicle now an uncompromised reality for families
    * Up to 50 miles battery only commuting with 360-mile range when needed
    * Opportunity to become a Vauxhall Ampera ‘ ePioneer’
Luton – Vauxhall has announced today that its revolutionary Ampera
Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) will cost under £30k when it
hits UK showrooms in early 2012, bringing the reality of a
technologically sophisticated, electrically-driven, family car with an
uncompromised driving range firmly into the mainstream.
After taking advantage of the £5000 Plug-In Car Grant, customers will
pay just £28,995 for the Ampera.  And it’s not just the price that
impresses; with the efficiency of up to 50 miles range on battery power,
free TFL congestion charge, no Vehicle Excise Duty payments and 5%
company car taxation, Ampera’s overall running costs will be extremely
The Vauxhall Ampera is the only real-world electric car solution for a
family. It is extremely efficient, unique in the market and has a number
of operating modes, maximising performance in all circumstances.  Its
50 mile battery electric drive range exceeds the UK’s average commuting
distance but when a longer journey is required, Ampera’s range-extender
engine/generator produces electricity on board.  The generator engages
seamlessly once the battery has reached a minimum level of charge.  The
50-mile battery electric range is thus extended by 310 miles permitting
the driver to travel up to 360 miles without the need for recharging or
A full charge for Ampera’s battery can be achieved in less than four
hours via a domestic 240v electricity socket at an average cost of
around £1, depending on tariff.  Commuting within the 50 mile range will
ensure very low running costs on battery electric drive only.
Become an ePioneer
Vauxhall is offering the exciting opportunity to become an ePioneer and
be amongst the first to own an Ampera. For a £150 fully refundable
reservation fee, potential customers can register at where they can pre-order an Ampera and also
access exclusive events and opportunities in the build up to launch.
There is no commitment to purchase.
The same website also offers much more information on the Vauxhall Ampera and includes Facebook, Twitter and YouTube links.

Source: Vauxhall