Vauxhall Ampera-e electric gets Paris debut

The Ampera-e electric five-door crossover was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show ahead of a 2017 European launch


Opel Ampera-e

Opel, Vauxhall’s European counterpart unveiled the Ampera-e electric vehicle at the Paris Motor Show.


The manufacturer claims that the Ampera-e will have a class-leading range of 250miles between recharges, going on to state that even in real world conditions, it should achieve 185 miles of range.


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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.


Opel Ampera-e - rear

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.

Opel Ampera-e - range chart

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