Featuring 10 batteries with 60kWh of capacity, the Ampera-e measures in at 4.17m long, seats five and has 381-litres of boot capacity.
It’ll develop 266lb ft of torque and the equivalent power of 201bhp, meaning swift acceleration as 0-30mph will take just 3.2 seconds, while 50-75mph will take 4.5 seconds. The top speed however, has been limited to 93mph, to save range.
The Ampera-e is designed to recharge on the move, with a little driver assistance, through brake energy recuperation, the motor doubling up as a generator and the driver doing their part by switching on ‘Regen on Demand’ which maximises energy regeneration.
The Mokka-sized five-door crossover is initially set for the European market and will be sold exclusively in left-hand-drive. However, Vauxhall has begun a programme of UK testing, leading to suggestions it may not be long until it is sold in the UK.