Electric dreams – Opel Ampera European Car of the Year

Two years in a row Electric cars have scooped the title of European car of the year. Following in the steps of Nissan’s Leaf the Ampera, an electric car from Opel was named European Car of the Year by automotive journalists from 23 countries on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show

The Opel Ampera can run completely on electric power for a distance of between 40 and 80 kilometers, depending how you drive and from then onwards the electricity generated from an on-board 1.4-litre petrol engine gives a total range of about 500 kilometers.

The Ampera won’t go on sale here until the Autumn and early indications are that it is not going to be a cheap to buy. We’ll keep you posted as to prices closer to the time and we will be adding an electric cars guide to the site over the next few weeks. In the meantime if you have any queries just contact us.

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Author: Geraldine Herbert

Contributing Editor and Motoring Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK) and to RTÉ Radio One, Newstalk, TodayFM and BBC Radio. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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