Vauxhall has bequeathed the name 'Earth' to its entry level Ampera that is just now hitting showrooms in the UK.

The 'Earth's base price starts at £29,995 after allowing for the £5,000 Plug-In Car Grant (which is similar to the US $7,500 rebate scheme).  This new price represents a discount of £2,500 over the previously stated base MSRP of £32,250.  In the UK, and free from the EPA, General Motors advertises the Volt's cousin as having 25-50 miles of all electric range, with 360 total miles of high efficiency driving.

"The Ampera is currently offered through a network of 24 retailers.  Offering a personalized level of customer care, each retailer has four specialists, two in sales and two in aftersales.  Through Vauxhall’s partnership with British Gas customers also benefit from free home assessment regarding their home charging circumstances." - Vauxhall Media

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These 24 dealers have been chosen to provide strong regional coverage, and ensure that 95 per cent of the target market will never be more than a one-hour drive from an Ampera specialist.  In addition retailers also provide a free collection and delivery service for scheduled servicing, warranty and repair work.  Like in the US, the Ampera has a 8 year/100,000 mile warranty.

This 'Earth' Ampera comes with standard equipment of:

  • Digital Audio Broadcast Radio
  • 7” Touch Screen,
  • Bluetooth Mobile Phone Connectivity,
  • Thatcham Category 1 Car Alarm,
  • Electronic Climate Control with air con,
  • Remote Keyless Entry,
  • Cruise Control,
  • Electric windows all round,
  • 17” Painted Aluminium Wheels,
  • Battery & Cabin Preconditioning,
  • 7” Reconfigurable Driver Information Cluster
  • 3 Interior Power Outlets
  • Three Interior Power Outlets with 3.3KW OnBoard Charger and 220V Charge Cord
The next model step up, is the 'Positiv', which starts at the original entry MSRP level of £32,250.00, which adds:
  • Front & Rear Park Assist Incl. Rear View Camera
  • Front Heated Seats
  • Leather Seats & Leather Steering Wheel
With the Premium Ampera 'Electron' (£33,995.00) adds the following to the 'Positiv' package:
  • Navigation, 7" Colour Touch Screen
  • 30GB HDD, DVD ROM
  • Bose System - 6 speakers & Sub-woofer

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Vauxhall Media