Am­pera elec­tric now on or­der

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

VAUX­HALL is now tak­ing or­ders for its elec­tric Am­pera, in show­rooms in May. Prices open at £29,995 af­ter a £5,000 govern­ment grant). The Am­pera can drive up to 50 miles on elec­tric power, with a small petrol gen­er­a­tor adding elec­tric­ity for an­other 300 miles at an av­er­age CO2 read­ing of 27g/km. The bat­tery has an eight-year, 100,000-mile war­ranty and the rest of the ve­hi­cle has a life­time war­ranty (up to 100,000 miles). Its GM part­ner Chevro­let will beat it to mar­ket with the tech­ni­cally iden­ti­cal Volt in March, at £28,545.

GEELY’S Em­grand EC7 will be one of the first Chi­nese car to be sold in Bri­tain when it ar­rives at the end of the year. The fam­ily sa­loon and five­door hack are ex­pected to cost about £10,000 up­wards with a five-year war­ranty.

The im­porters hope to find 30 to 40 deal­ers this year. Geely owns Volvo but the brands are ex­pected to be sold from dif­fer­ent show­rooms.

Other Chi­nese cars here soon are from Great Wall and Cherry.

ON ITS WAY: GEELY Em­grand EC7 ar­rives from China at end of year.

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