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  1. Vauxhall Motors should be ASHAMED!!

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Great discussion. I think there is an additional element with the Ampera, where I get the feeling the dealers were not interested in selling. Due perhaps to the lack of future repair/ servicing revenues. Tesla and BMW iCars are sold direct by the manufacturer. Tesla have understood the generally...
  2. 3-Day Ampera Test Drive - no can do!

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I was told the same about two months ago by the Vauxhall dealer in Luton. The website suggested a three day test drive was available, but once at the dealer they said this had been withdrawn, although the car could be taken for a one day test drive. To be honest, I don't believe Vauxhall are at...
  3. London Black Cabs

    General EV Discussion
    The story states that taxi makers have been told by Boris that London cabs will have to have zero emission capability to gain a licence by January 2018. This deadline has been brought forward from 2020 as the Mayor seeks to replace diesel cabs. Ultra Low Emission Zones will be brought in by...
  4. London Black Cabs

    General EV Discussion
    Interesting story in the Evening Standard tonight. The suggestion is that by 2018 all black cabs will have to be electric or possibly hybrid. It would certainly heighten awareness of alternatives to traditional forms of transport.
  5. Induction charging is here!

    General Charging Discussion
    Nice video of a Volt gliding down the road. Great idea as well.
  6. Thinking about an Ampera, but......

    Ice Breakers
    Thanks everyone. I meant wing mirror folding, not operational adjustment, which is pretty much standard on other vehicles. Indeed I noticed a recent post on the GM Volt forum where someone has spotted that the US handbook actually refers to folding wing mirrors, suggesting GM were hoping to...
  7. Thinking about an Ampera, but......

    Ice Breakers
    Hello Everyone Firstly a quick thank you for all the information and tips on this forum. This site is a great UK resource for anyone thinking of moving to the concept of vehicles powered by electricity. I am thinking about looking at a Vauxhall Ampera, but am wondering about a couple of issues...
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