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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 19 July 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 17 June 2010


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 3 March 2009


Five electric cars that will change the world in 2012

There are plenty of interesting electric cars on the road today, but none of them will hold a candle to the ones we're expecting in 2012.

By 23 November 2011


Lotus Ethos electric city car promises pants-friendly motoring

Lotus is gearing up to release a new range-extended electric citycar that doesn't require you to flash your undercrackers every time you get in or out.

By 3 October 2011


Cadillac ELR emerges from Converj concept

Nobody thought the Converj would see life beyond a revolving plinth, but Cadillac promises it will enter production under the name ELR.

By 18 August 2011


U.S., Europe near joint standards for EVs

Automotive News reports on discussions between U.S. and Europe about charging standards for electric vehicles.

By 27 June 2011


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 8 December 2010


Driverless cars and vehicle networks: We predict the future of car tech

Innovations in power, connectivity and computing innovations accelerate our horseless carriages on to the digital superhighway. Fasten your seatbelts.

By 25 November 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 29 July 2010