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  1. Hello I'm Ced with an Opel Ampera who wants vauxhall emblems ^^

    Ice Breakers
    6 months and it is nothing but heaven with this car. I just want to complete my joyce by getting the Vauxhall steering wheel emblem instead of mine, the Opel one. I do have change all of them from the outside (front, wheel,...), just the one from the steering ^^ I have them if somebody is...
  2. Has anyone charged an Outlander using Ampera portable charger?

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    They're both type 1. Has anyone done it? I've got a hire PHEV that I would like to charge, but don't want to break my Volt charger! Thanks Simon
  3. Best Petrol Mpg

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Normally post about best Electric only mileage . on longer journeys I normally get somewhere between 45-55 mpg off the 1st gallon of petrol used . normal best ave Mpg is 55-57 Mpg ( mid 60's , level dual carriageway / motorway in high teen's Celsius ) . I managed to get '70 mpg ' on a trip up...
  4. Just got a 2012 Ampera and couldnt be happier

    Ice Breakers
    So today it finally happened after months of research and longing we finally got our 2012 Ampera and I am over the moon. She is perfect and unlike any car I have ever seen before she is sleek but has a back end to die for!!! I have always been a petrol head and now I am an electric head and I...
  5. Vauxhall Ampera - dash malfunction light.

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Thought i'd post this here as some might find it helpful. Had the malfunction light come on, on the dashboard of the car. Quick reference in the manual suggested due to emissions and advises re-seating the petrol cap. I've seen a few others on here talk about various things this light might...
  6. Hi, I'm joining from the past

    Ice Breakers
    Hi everyone, I'm Simon and I got here via a route that I'm sure most of you are familiar with. I had my interest piqued by reports of the Ampera-e (sounds like a sensible range) and ended up on FullyCharged. I got hooked on the videos and so ended up here. I've read the forums to death and...
  7. Replacing wiper blades in Ampera

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Hello everyone, It's time for wiper blades replacement. Can someone recommend what to do? I went to Halfords and they said they'd cost me £40... I saw some wiper blades on ebay for £9-11... Do I need to buy new wiper blades? Or can I just buy the rubber parts and replace them easily? Any...
  8. Ampera views on Autotrader

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Autotrader - touting for business - claims they have had 26,721 views on the 13 current Ampera for sale adverts over the past month. would conclude there is significant interest in the used model , .. or it could be existing owners ,, checking current sales prices .. 1 once a day
  9. Happy 1st Birthday

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Friday will be the 1st anniversary of my running the Ampera . It's been fun ! looking forward to yr 2 , hoping to exceed some of the figures below ! MY13 14 reg Summit White Positiv , Black Leather/Red , Picked up 8th April 2016 11,040 96MPG Lifetime Best all battery miles: 55.9 miles -...
  10. New Ampera owner -Bromley

    Ice Breakers
    Hi folks Became the owner of a 2013 1st gen Ampera at the weekend. Great information found on here on buying and owning. Located in Bromley, Kent. Many thanks for the wealth of knowledge you all share.
  11. Running on empty

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Been discussed on here before but - video attached of a Volt been run down to no battery , no petrol . no exactly a great experiment for actual additional range - he's shooting around in L & in sport mode& at one point is revving up to 72 Kwh power. he still manages 2 miles so the questions...
  12. Ampera Dog Guard

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Is there anyone out there who has found a universal dog guard/barrier that works well in the Ampera? Our dog has grown up enough to learn the velcro pocket is optional and it would be nice to know someone else has got something to fit nicely before buying.
  13. Alarm in the night!

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    After just over a year of faultless service my Ampera (MY2013) decided to wake me this morning with its wailer alarm (no horn or lights flashing). I disregarded it as a one off after cancelling it by unlocking and locking the car. About 20 mins later it happened again, this time it wouldn't...
  14. Irish Ampera?

    Ice Breakers
    Hi all, Long time follower of EVs and this forum now considering changing to a PHEV this year, more specifically to an Ampera. Currently we have an MX5, which was fine as up to a few months ago, a car was not required for our commutes (motorbike & bicycle) and MX5 was a nice runabout for the...
  15. Where to find ODBII codes?

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Where is the best place to look up what ODBII codes mean for the Ampera?
  16. Is age or mileage more important with Ampera (Volt)?

    General GM EV Discussion
    I'm looking at buying an Ampera and I've found a couple of good examples. A 2014 plate Positiv with 37k miles and a 2013 plate Electron with 29k miles. The Electron with lower mileage is about £250 more. Is age or mileage more important, or is the Electron a better bet than the Positiv?
  17. Decision made - on the hunt for an Ampera

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    After many months debating and a few test drives the time has come to track down an Ampera. We previously had a Leaf on an 18 month PCP deal which cost me less than I was previously paying each month for diesel to run our Skoda! The Leaf went back in March and we have been waiting for our...
  18. Ampera - Reduced propulsion / Engine not available messages

    Ice Breakers
    Hi All, first post so please bear with me as I learn the terminology. I have a 2012 Ampera thats broken down a couple of times now and im not getting many answers from Vauxhall and/or Vauxhall dealerships so I thought i'd share it here to see if anyone else has had the problem. A couple of...
  19. Hoping to purchase Genuine Vauxhall Ampera accessories

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Apologies if this is against the rules but since you all hang out here. Please see below thread if you are interested in selling any of the following genuine Vauxhall Ampera accessories. Wanted - Genuine Ampera - Boot Liner, Privacy Shades, Windscreen Sunshade & Cargo net
  20. Wanted Genuine Ampera - Boot Liner, Privacy Shades, Windscreen Sunshade & Cargo net

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    I am interested in purchasing the following genuine Vauxhall Ampera accessories: Boot Liner, Privacy Shades(preferably side), Windscreen Sunshade Package and Cargo net. Kind Regards