Vauxhall Ampera

Electric with Extender

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Price from (last known) £27,995

Availability Out of production
Available from May 2012
Available until December 2015
Annual VED £150
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is the last known On The Road price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.
The price also includes the applicable Plug-In Car Grant of £5000 at the time the vehicle was last available.



Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 9.0 sec
Top Speed 100 mph
Electric Range 35 mi
Fuel Range 317 mi
Total Power 111 kW (149 hp)
Total Torque 273 lb-ft
Drive Front
Fuel Petrol

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 16.0 kWh
Charge Port Type 1
Charge Power 3.3 kW AC
Charge Time (0->35 mi) 4 hours
Charge Speed 9 mph
Battery Useable 11.0 kWh
Fastcharge Port -
Fastcharge Power (max) -
Fastcharge Time -
Fastcharge Speed -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 35 mi
Vehicle Consumption 310 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 129 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 52 mi
Rated Consumption No Data
Vehicle Consumption 210 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 190 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Fuel Consumption

Rated NEDC 240 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 27 g/km
Battery Empty NEDC 54 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 122 g/km
Fuel Range NEDC 419 mi
Total Range NEDC 471 mi
Fuel Tank 35 L
Real 15/30/60 mi 0 / 0 / 105 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 0 / 0 / 63 g/km
Battery Empty Real 42 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 157 g/km
Fuel Range Real 317 mi
Total Range Real 352 mi
Engine Displacement 1398 cc

Safety (Euro NCAP)

Safety Rating
Adult Occupant 85%
Child Occupant 78%
Rating Year 2011
Vulnerable Road Users 41%
Safety Assist 86%
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Dimensions and Weight

Length 4498 mm
Width 1787 mm
Height 1439 mm
Wheelbase No Data
Weight Unladen (EU) 1635 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) No Data
Cargo Volume 310 L
Cargo Volume Max 1005 L
Towing Weight Unbraked No Data
Towing Weight Braked No Data
Roof Load No Data
Max. Payload No Data


Seats 4 people
Isofix No Data
Turning Circle No Data
Car Body Liftback Saloon
Segment Small Family Car
Roof Rails No Data
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Vauxhall Ampera. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 1 (Yazaki - SAE J1772)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 5h45m 6 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 4 hours 9 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 4 hours 9 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 4 hours 9 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x14A 3.3 kW † 4 hours 9 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.


All about the Vauxhall Ampera

No longer available

This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. The Vauxhall Ampera was available from May 2012 until December 2015. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the Vauxhall Ampera.


The Vauxhall Ampera had an On The Road Price (OTR) of £32,995. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Vauxhall Ampera was eligible for a Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £5,000. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Vauxhall Ampera is £27,995.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Vauxhall Ampera is a electric vehicle with range extender (EREV). The maximum power of the Vauxhall Ampera is 111 kW (149 hp). The maximum torque is 273 lb-ft. The Vauxhall Ampera is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 9.0 seconds. The top speed is 100 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Vauxhall Ampera has a total capacity of 16 kWh. The usable capacity is 11 kWh. A range of about 35 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

Charging is done using a Type 1 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.3 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 4 hours. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 5 hours 45 minutes.

Rapid charging is not possible.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Vauxhall Ampera is about 310 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 129 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

Fuel Consumption

The Vauxhall Ampera has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 352 mi, of which about 35 of fully electric range. When driving in full-electric mode the petrol engine will never kick in; the car will drive fully electric until the battery is depleted or if 'range hold' mode is selected.

When the battery is empty or 'hold charge' mode is engaged, the fuel consumption is about 42 mpg on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. When starting off with a full battery and applying a moderate driving style, no fuel is consumed over a 15 mile trip and fuel consumption is about 0 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 105 mpg over a 60 mile trip.

The combined average consumption of petrol of the Vauxhall Ampera will therefor depend on the average trip distance and whether the car is charged before each trip. Climate, driving style and route will have a further impact on the actual fuel consumption. The official figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for fuel consumption of 240 mpg and a range of 419 mi are irrelevant in practice.

CO2 Emission

While driving in full-electric mode, the Vauxhall Ampera will not emit any CO2. When the battery is empty, the internal combustion engine will be used. As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, the average CO2 emssions of a Vauxhall Ampera will depend greatly on several key factors that determine fuel consumption. Note: CO2 emissions are calculated per kilometre.

When driving using only the petrol engine, CO2 emissions will be around 157 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. However, if the average trip distance is relatively short and the car is charged between trips, the average CO2 emissions will be reduced significantly.

CO2 Emissions will drop to 0 g/km on a 15 mile trip, 0 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 63 g/km on a 60 mile trip. This only includes tailpipe CO2 emissions. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels. The offical figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for CO2 emissions of 27 g/km are for comparison of vehicles only and have no relevance in practice.