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Vauxhall Ampera 'offers nothing over a normal car', eco blogger claims

Some critics are unconvinced by the Ampera's green credentials. One author in particular says once you blow away the eco smoke screen, this car offers the world nothing over a normal car.

By July 19, 2011


GM ups Volt, Ampera production outlook

Detroit plant that makes the plug-in hybrids will shut for four weeks starting in June to allow for retooling and other changes on the assembly line for the 2012 model year.

By May 19, 2011


Vauxhall Ampera attempts UK electric car distance record

Vauxhall is preparing to break the record for the longest single journey by an electric vehicle on UK roads. On June 22nd, it'll send a Vauxhall Ampera from its Luton headquarters to its car plant in Ellesmere Port over 170 miles away

By June 17, 2010


Opel Ampera uses GM Voltec power train

Opel unveils the Ampera, a series hybrid car using a GM power train, at the 2009 Geneva auto show.

By March 5, 2009


Vauxhall Ampera: Amp up the Volt

The Vauxhall Ampera is the UK version of the Opel Ampera, the European version of the Chevrolet Volt. It'll hit 100mph and do 0-60 in less than 10 seconds, and with no carbon emissions

6 Images By March 3, 2009


GM working on battery switch for U.K. Volt

GM is adding an EV mode button to the 2012 Vauxhall Ampera that will let customers decide when to drive in electric-only mode, and when to use the gasoline engine in extended-range mode.

By December 8, 2010


Chevy Volt priced in the US: Cheaper than a Prius

GM has just announced US pricing for its great green hope, the Chevy Volt. The part-electric, part-petrol not-quite-hybrid car will have a list price of $41,000 (£26,300)

By July 29, 2010


Ford's 999cc EcoBoost engine wins top honors at Engine Awards

At the 2012 International Engine of the Year Awards, Ford walked away with three prizes for its small, turbocharged engine.

By June 14, 2012


GM: No Volt variations before 2015

Automotive News reports on GM's plans to use the Volt series hybrid power train in other models.

By September 30, 2011


In Europe, the hybrids are coming

At the 2010 Geneva auto show, Opel, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen, Toyota, Lexus, and Chevrolet all show off hybrids.

By March 5, 2010