The vauxhall Amerpa, Europe's first extended-range electric vehicle is due in UK showrooms in early 2012
At the 2011 Next Green Car Awards, the Vauxhall Ampera has been awarded with the overall gold award and the next generation award. The Vauxhall Corsa has been presented with the supermini accolade.
The Vauxhall Ampera and Corsa were selected from shortlists of the UK's greenest new cars, all of which were selected for their environmental Next Green Car green car rating, level of innovation, value, drive experience and design.
"The 2011 winners reflect the latest technologies being used by manufacturers to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions," said Dr Ben Lane, Managing Editor of Next Green Car. "Indeed, the Vauxhall Ampera wins our Gold Award 2011 as it is this year's game changer. An electric car with no range anxiety, ultra-low emissions, state-of-the-art design and it's a joy to drive."
Of the Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi ecoFLEX, the Next Green Car judges said: "A value green car, the new Corsa is great to drive, has improved styling, and delivers fantastic fuel economy without cutting back on comfort or safety features."
"Vauxhall is very pleased to win three accolades in the Next Green Car Awards, including a double for Ampera," said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall's Managing Director. "The Ampera has been received with much acclaim as the only electric vehicle able to run for up to 50 miles on its battery yet extend its range without stopping to over 310 miles, still on electric power. With its fresh new look and even cleaner engines, the Corsa is as popular as ever, the 94g/km ecoFLEX model honoured with the supermini award is zero-rated for car tax and is congestion charge exempt."
The vauxhall Ampera, Europe's first extended-range electric vehicle is due in UK showrooms in early 2012.Published 2 August 2011