Vauxhall Ampera EV to cost £5k more than Nissan Leaf

Martyn Collins

Vauxhall has revealed its Nissan Leaf-rivalling, Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) will cost £28,995, after taking advantage of the £5,000 government Plug-In Car Grant.

The Ampera, which interestingly costs £5,000 more than the current Car of The Year, will be launched in early 2012 and is one of nine cars announced today that are eligible for a 25% Government grant.

The Vauxhall boasts a 50 mile battery electric drive range, which Vauxhall believes exceeds the UK's average commuting distance. However, if you need to go on a longer journey, the Ampera's range-extender engine/generator produces electricity on board.