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  1. Loss of propulsion issue 2013 Amoera

    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...
  2. For Sale Ampera Positiv 64 plate

    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...
  3. Buick Velite 5 (second generation Volt) production has ceased in China.

    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...
  4. Ampera Rear Brake Discs

    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...
  5. Cabin Temperature

    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
  6. Battery charging losses?

    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...
  7. Considering the Ampera

    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...
  8. Newbie, Fully Charged Live & Ampera, maybe?

    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...
  9. Rare breed

    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...
  10. Hello all !

    Ice Breakers
    I am thinking of buying an Ampera and thought I join up to get some insider info, cheers
  11. Ampera/Volt seat back panel

    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...
  12. Has anyone changed a door handle?

    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?
  13. Has anyone fitted chrome or stainless steel door handles?

    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.
  14. A heavy car by any measure!

    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...
  15. Body Repairs - North London

    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
  16. Ampera alloy wheels on eBay

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I have just noticed this: ALLOY WHEEL Vauxhall Ampera 17 Inch Rim - WHL102239 It looks as if the seller has two for sale and various other Ampera spares.
  17. Thinking about tyres?

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I always like to have the best possible combination of tyres on the road and, having been less than pleased with the choice made by the dealer who sold the car to me, I have been studying alternatives. I have based my research on the tyres listed by a well known German on-line retailer. I have...
  18. Insurance Shock!

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I have insured my cars with Saga since 2012 - so far, they have been pretty decent but I had a bit of a shock last year when I traded in 15 year old Rover 75 for a two old Astra - the insurance doubled to over £700! So I thought that I may fare better when trading in the Astra for an Ampera that...
  19. Another bargain Ampera on the 'Bay . . .

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    How about this one? Imaculate condition and zero mileage? Opel Ampera from Germany
  20. New FB page for Ampera owners (Vauxhall and Opel)

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    The has been a new FB page set up for Ampera owners. The original one never seemed to come to anything.