'We are talking to the UK Government but we need their support to make it a reality.'
Ray Massey - Mail Online
- Mar. 3, 2009
It is just a front and rear fascia update to the Volt, but it looks good! --Ed.
The electric car that could save a British car industry and thousands of UK jobs was unveiled by Vauxhall today at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Vauxhall Ampera - which can fully charge from a typical household plug in just three hours and for under £1 - is to go in on sale in the UK from 2012 priced at around £20,000.
Vauxhall want to build it in its Ellesmere Port factory, which employs 5,000 people, and are in discussions with the UK Government with a view to getting financial help - to help build a national infrastructure of plug-in charging points.
In earlier meeting with Gordon Brown, Vauxhall said the car could help fulfil the Prime Minister's ambition to make the UK the 'electric car capital of Europe.'
The Ampera is based on the platform of the next generation Vauxhall Astra which goes into production at Ellesmere Port from... [Read More]