Thursday, April 5, 2012

Vauxhall Ampera (2012)

CAR GARAGE | Vauxhall Ampera (2012) | Electricity drives the Vauxhall Ampera's wheels at all times and speeds. For trips up to around 40-miles, power is supplied by the electricity stored in the 16-kWh, lithium-ion battery. While driving on electricity delivered by the battery, the Vauxhall Ampera emits zero CO2. When the battery's energy is depleted, a petrol or E85-fuelled engine-generator seamlessly provides electricity to power the electric drive unit while simultaneously sustaining the charge of the battery.

Unlike a conventional battery-electric vehicle, the Vauxhall Ampera eliminates "range anxiety," giving the confidence and peace of mind That the driver will not be stranded by a depleted battery. "Advanced lithium-ion battery technology is the key to getting the Vauxhall Ampera into the hands of consumers", said Hans Demant, GME vice president of engineering. The Vauxhall Ampera will be well-suited to the daily driving schedule of most customers. Based on current fuel prices, Vauxhall Vauxhall Ampera Predicts That the will cost roughly one-fifth of the current cost per mile of an equivalent petrol engined car.

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