The team at local Vauxhall dealer, Skurrays in Swindon, are celebrating after a local man became the first customer in the area to order the revolutionary Ampera, a plug-in Extended-Range Electric vehicle.
The Ampera is equipped with a cutting-edge, 16-kWh lithium-ion battery, which enables the car to travel 25 to 50 miles on battery power alone. The battery can be fully recharged in approximately 6 hours, using a domestic 240-volt/10amp outlet.
The innovative vehicle arrived in showrooms on May 1, and Gareth Thomas was one of the first people in the UK to pick up the vehicle on the day it was launched.
Gareth commented: “We often travel over a 100 miles at a time, so had been on the look-out for a vehicle that was a little more economical for a while now. When we saw the Ampera advertised, we thought it would be perfect for us as it seemed to tick all the right boxes.
“My wife and I ordered the vehicle just a week after the order books opened, so we couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel when it arrived on May 1. I have to say we were extremely impressed.
“It does exactly what it says on the tin – we wanted something more economical and that’s just what it is. We’ve already saved about £1,500 on petrol in the three months we have had the car and that’ll make a massive saving of £6,000 over the next year.
“I’d like to say a huge a thank you to the team at Skurrays, particularly Richard Adams and Trevor Hill – the Ampera specialists – as they really went above and beyond what they had to do and were extremely helpful – I’d definitely recommend the dealership and Vauxhall to anyone who is looking for a new vehicle.”
Richard Adams, Ampera Specialist at Skurrays Vauxhall, added: “As one of only 23 specialist dealers in the Vauxhall network to stock the Ampera, we’re delighted we’re able to give our customers the chance to own this revolutionary vehicle.
“The Ampera provides high quality and efficient performance with innovative technology, so I’d like to encourage anyone interested in this vehicle to come down to the dealership, take a test drive and see what this vehicle can do for you.”
The innovative Ampera, available to order from £29,995 (inclusive of the £5,000 government plug-in car grant) comes with a raft of standard features, such as DAB radio, 7-inch touch-screen control monitor, cruise control and alloy wheels.
For further information on the vehicles and offers available from Skurrays Vauxhall, please visit the retailer at Langley Road, Hillmead, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 5QJ or call 01793 883600 or online: www.skurrays.co.uk.