Vauxhall Ampera #EV Hybrid (range extender) EV average ~ 158mpg in town

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NewNissan Leaf 2015 expected Tech Upgrades. Read more ... » independent fuelGreen motorists motivated by money (and environment benefits). Read more ... » tests by Which? show that Vauxhall#vauxhall #ampera #electricVehicle #review - Finally had a Test Drive of this "legendary" #ev. My Thoughts on it.... Read more ... »##Q##s new Ampera#new #Ampera #ev #electricCar #ElectricVehicle for a test drive - let's see what fuss is about....!. Read more ... » ##Q##range extenderDifference in all #ElectricCar vs #Hybrid vs #PluginHybrid vs #RangeExtender Electric Hybrid in real life mpg. Coming Soon.... Read more ... »##Q## electricHow long does it take to "refuel" an electric car vs Petrol Pump option? Well, under 2 minutes actually…. Read more ... » carHow long does it take to "refuel" an electric car vs Petrol Pump option? Well, under 2 minutes actually…. Read more ... » is very efficient in urban useWales launches first #ElectricCar club. Read more ... » – but not so goodHow long does it take to "refuel" an electric car vs Petrol Pump option? Well, under 2 minutes actually…. Read more ... » on longerMaking most of it: Renault offers tips to maximize range for electric cars. Read more ... » runs.

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Vauxhall’s new Ampera electric car has averaged the equivalent of 158mpg in the urban fuel testEU: Parliament backs law to cut car CO2 emissions. Read more ... » cycleAU: Nissan Exec: Reliable 125 Miles Of Range Coming To LEAF By 2016. Read more ... » in independent testing by Which? That’s impressive, but still far off the official EC urban fuel claim of 313.9mpg.

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How much electric powerMaking most of it: Renault offers tips to maximize range for electric cars. Read more ... » or fuel the Ampera uses depends very much on how the car is driven. Essentially it could workA year with a twizy: London commuting and convenience travel about town. Read more ... » well if you use the car predominantly for short journeys, but Which? tests show that a conventional dieselPlugins Electric Range: 15miles for 2013 #Prius and #Ampera, vs 30+ miles for #Volt and #V60 #Hybrid #Volvo.. Read more ... » will costElectric vehicles: it’s time for businesses to wake up to the benefits. Read more ... » less to fuel in everyday use.

The cost of fully rechargingStep closer: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Now In Production. Read more ... » the Ampera is around £1Electric-only Opel Ampera: Charged up and almost ready to go. Read more ... ».77 at domestic rates, and a full charge of electricity will take you around 46 miles if the car is driven gently. That cost is about 25BMW i3 Release date is post-November, Meanwhile, the inside story: how it’s made. Read more ... »% that of fuelling a similar-sized Vauxhall InsigniaDumfries and Galloway Council staff electric car 'anxiety'. Read more ... » diesel to do the same 46-mile journey, and equates to 158mpg.

We also tested the Ampera over the first 62 miles of a combined fuel cycle, starting with full batteryMaking most of it: Renault offers tips to maximize range for electric cars. Read more ... » power, so that it used both electric and petrol power. For the first 46 miles, the Ampera used 12Audi joins hybrid SUV party with Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro. Read more ... ».2kWh of electric power, while for the following 16US Report: EV Sales Progressing Faster Than Hybrids Did A Decade Ago. Read more ... » miles it used 1.4 litres (0Bad news for plug-ins: Ampera to cut battery pack range vs US Sister Volt spec, instead going for sales and smaller economy: 15 miles ev mode in 2013 release. Read more ... ».3Plugins Electric Range: 15miles for 2013 #Prius and #Ampera, vs 30+ miles for #Volt and #V60 #Hybrid #Volvo.. Read more ... » gallons) of unleaded fuel. A conventional car would have to average 103.8mpg to match this.

However, when drivingMaking most of it: Renault offers tips to maximize range for electric cars. Read more ... » with the battery depleted and the petrol engine running much more, fuel consumption rises dramatically. In this scenario, we measured the equivalent of 70.6mpg in urban use, 51.4mpg extra-urban and 43.5mpg motorwayRenault ZOE range boosted to 149 miles. Read more ... » in our tests. The overall tested average is 51.4mpg – worse than many diesel-engined large carsHow to buy a Used Electric Car. Is done wisely, best savings. Good luck.. Read more ... », and way off the official EC figure of 235.4mpg.
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For short distances, and in electric-only mode, the Ampera emits zero CO2 from its tailpipe. Official EC tests give the Ampera a remarkably low overall CO2 emissionsUSA: Wireless electric car charging system revealed. Read more ... » figure of 27g/km. However, according to Which? tests with the car in combined electric/petrol mode (driving 62 miles starting with a full battery), the Ampera actually emits 95g/km of CO2, based on CO2 emitted by electricity generation in the national gridKeeping up with chargeable electric vehicles and renewable energy. Read more ... », as well as the car##Q##s own exhaust gases. This figure will be even higher when the car is used regularly for longer distances, when the petrol engine is used more.

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How we test fuel consumption

We test fuel economy under strict laboratory conditions, using realistic test cycles to reveal the facts behind the figures.

Unlike the official EC mpgDifference in all #ElectricCar vs #Hybrid vs #PluginHybrid vs #RangeExtender Electric Hybrid in real life mpg. Coming Soon.... Read more ... » test, we measure economy with both a hot and a coldVolvo C30 Electric Test Fleet: Latest Update Adds Fast Charging. Read more ... » engine – and include a motorway test cycle. And, when testing electric or part-electric cars like this, we also factor in the CO2 output of the national grid (not just the tailpipe emissions). That##Q##s why our mpg and CO2 results often differ from the figures you see in glossy car ads.

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