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  1. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hello all, this is my first post here! I've decided that the Ampera is the car for me, as normally I commute 66 miles to west London and back every day. It's not idea, but 42miles of that is a super cruise on the M3, then the other 24 miles on the A316, usually in traffic. I can charge at...
  2. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I am sure this has been posted before but my Ampera (12 plate) has suddenly lost cabin heat when on electric. On petrol it is fine. Just come out of Vauxhall garage having had the HVAC control module replaced (due to error code) but still not working (error codes now clear). Garage not sure what...
  3. Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    After two years of ownership it’s time to sell. I’m currently getting 41 miles to a charge and I have increased the lifetime mileage to 101 miles from around 70 when I picked the car up. I have rectified a lot of things that the Ampera is known for or should have done. Brand new steering...
  4. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Our mechanic mentioned signs of rust on the steel frame under our 2012 Opel Ampera. The manual says Bitumen based undercoatings can damage the original pvc/wax protection. So I went with Teroson WX980 which explicitly says that it is compatible with pvc/wax. I could not find any other...
  5. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I was never happy with the headlights on the Ampera, I've read a lot of threads in here about LED conversions but either the light pattern was bad, they were too blue, had noisy fans and so on. Sure they looked nice, didn't really light up the road. Recently PIAA launched a new line of 4000ºK...
  6. General GM EV Discussion
    Ampera, 2013, 101k miles. My wife suffered a loss of propulsion and engine failure on Sunday evening (her description as I wasn't in the car) whilst travelling at 60mph on the M25. The car had driven approx 70 miles so battery has depleted. She managed to get to the hard shoulder (brakes...
  7. Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    European Car of the Year 2012 I've had this 3 and a half years and its been the best car I've had. It must be the best model Vauxhall never made. Will do on average 30 to 40 miles on a charge, 30 winter and 40/45 summer I have had over 50 miles on a charge but thats uncommon. This is the MY13...
  8. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    It would appear that less than 4,400 of these cars were assembled and sold in China and that production has now ceased with all efforts being focussed on other (newer) models including full EV replacements such as the Velite 6 MAV (Multi Activity Vehicle). Is this another instance of the market...
  9. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    My Ampera has just come back from its 5th year service and MOT, and as always, it was a comedy of errors from Eden in Swindon. ? The health check came back as rear brake discs rusted, although brake pad wear was only 30%. I'm still under my 10year/Lifetime warranty, but I would be really...
  10. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hi there First post on the forum! Got my Ampera back in February and been really pleased with it. I’m wondering about the feature on the key to start the interior heating system before getting into the car... is it possible to do this with cooling it too? If so, how? Cheers
  11. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I have been running various tests to try and establish the cost of charging, or more correctly re-charging, our Ampera - so far, I am only concerned with the amount of mains electricity that we use. Jane's daily commute is constant at just under 16 miles there and back; this uses 4.0 kWh of...
  12. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hello Amperians (is that a thing?), I'm a pretty ignorant newbie, so please bear with me. I was originally hoping to keep this concise and not abuse your goodwill, but I’ve got so many questions running around in my head this had become a pretty epic, so sorry in advance. If you've happened to...
  13. Ice Breakers
    Hello SpeakEVers! Newbie here, just dropping in to say hello and make small talk before I start posting annoying questions all over the place! My wife and I have been wanting to replace our diesel Yaris with something electric for a while now, and attended Fully Charged Live this past weekend...
  14. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Arrived at Silverstone after 10am and parked up in the carpark on a grass field. Then walked to the ferry place where the Tesla's and Buses were doing a roaring trade. As I walked down I looked to see if any other Amps were there in the car parks and did not see any. After doing the show, which...
  15. Ice Breakers
    I am thinking of buying an Ampera and thought I join up to get some insider info, cheers
  16. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    The panel at the back of the front passenger seat (GM part number: 20972444 - Panel,Trim,Seat Back) appeared to be distorted - so, today, I took it off to investigate. The distortion appears to have been due to a large object being placed (forced) in the pocket at the back of the seat - this has...
  17. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I am planning to have a go at fitting a new door handle to see if I can cure the issue of "door buttons not working" and I have come across my first hurdle. The Right Hand door is different to those in the Volt parts diagram and YouTube video. Has anyone on here tackled this job?
  18. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Found these on the well known auction site: Ampera door handle covers Just wondered if there was a better version out there? The passenger door handle on my car has some ring finger damage.
  19. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I drove over one of our weighbridges today - my new Ampera weighs in at 1,700 Kg. or 1.7 Tonnes. That is even heavier than the fully equipped Rover 75 CDTi that I enjoyed driving for many years and I thought that was a lot of car! The weight distribution was recorded as 1,030 Kg. ( 61%) front...
  20. First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I need to tart up my Ampera to sell it as I have ordered a M3. Since my local Ampera Service Centre at Staples Corner no longer offers body repairs I would be grateful for a recommendation. Thanks
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