After the less than successful Ampera was pulled from dealerships GM have gone back to the drawing board and conjured up this, the all new five-door, five-seat Ampera-e. It’s designed to go head-to-head with the likes of the Audi A3 e-tron, e-Golf and BMW i3, and is claimed to have a longer range than most electric cars. It’s expected that it will share a drivetrain with the Chevrolet Bolt which features a 197bhp, 266lb/ft electric motor with a range of around 200 miles. It should be pretty swift too as the Bolt can hit 60 in less than 7 seconds.
The Ampera-e is just one of the 29 new models GM are planning to release between now and 2020. The jury’s still out as to whether electric cars really are the future, and it’s not been confirmed whether the ‘e’ will even come to the UK, presumably after the original Ampera’s lukewarm reception. One thing’s for sure we’re going to see a lot more vehicles which aren’t reliant on fossil-fuel derived methods of propulsion over the coming years.
Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, electric cars are increasingly popular