UK: Vauxhall Ampera starts at GBP29,995 image

Vauxhall has recently announced the starting price for the entry-level Ampera in the United Kingdom, which has been set at 29, 995 pounds.

According to the British based automaker, the cheaper version of the range-extender electric vehicle will hit the local dealerships this summer and thanks to the government’s Plug-In grant, the model will become available for 29,995 pounds. Vauxhall says that the new entry-level version, which doesn’t even have an official name yet, will be sold along with the Positiv and the Electron, which are scheduled to be launched on the 1st of May.

The Vauxhall Ampera Positiv will get features like the 7-inch touch screen display, keyless entry, heated seats, DAB and parking camera, going on sale for 32,250 pounds, while the top of the line Ampera Electron is adding stuff like the DVD player, low-energy Bose audio system and 30GB hard drive for 33,995 pounds. The Vauxhall Ampera is coming with a 16 kWh battery pack, which is offered with an 8-yearr of 100,000-mile warranty that its transferrable, and according to the car manufacturer, the battery doesn’t have to be charged beyond 85% or depleted below 20% in order to “maintain” its life. Vauxhall plans to 2,500 – 3,000 units of the Ampera in the UK this year and 5,000 units in 2013.