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"First of all, let me note that these numbers below are not official and are surely a little imperfect. However, they come from the most complete roundup of electrified vehicle (EV) sales I’ve seen. Frankly, I haven’t seen any other effort that tries to pull together EV sales in order to come to a global comparison.

The numbers again come from Jose Pontes, as did the numbers for the Europe electrified vehicle sales report I just published"

http://evobsession.com/world-electrified-vehicle-sales-2013/

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Sold as in to customers, or sold I to the dealer/lease networks and such I wonder? The BMW i3 sales just make me think it can't be customer sales or "vehicle registrations"? Will read properly when off my mobile!
 

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I think you need to add the Volt's and Ampera's together, they are the same car but where as the Volt is sold world wide the Ampera is only sold in Europe
 

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Why hasn't the Ampera sold that well in Europe?
It just way too expensive for the sector it is in. BMW can get away with charging those kinds of prices as they are already a premium brand but if Vauxhall wants to sell the Ampera in volume then it must be a not much more than the Leaf IMO.

When the Ampera was launched it was touted to be about £28k for the top model but when the UK price was announced they increased the price by about £5000. Now, call me a cynic, but have you seen that figure somewhere before? Nuff said :)

Had it come in at £28k rather than £34k for the top model then it may have made a small difference IMO.
 

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The majority of vauxhall models were sold with 0% finance but didn't include the Ampera and at the price of £34k there was no added incentive to purchase to offset the price.
 

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I think the main reason the Ampera has sold so few cars is that no one know they exist. Where are the adverts, Toyota's new advert has shown how it can be done, why not Vauxhall?
IMO they don't won't to sell Ampera's, my local Vauxhall specialist is less than 10 miles away and yet I bought a Volt from Cambridge Chevrolet which is about 40 mile's away.
Vauxhall's specialist knew less about the car than I did and got some facts completely wrong. Chevy on the other hand knew there stuff, were proud of the car and wanted to sell (without pressure)
 

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There was blanket Ampera advertising when it was first released, just like any car. For a while you couldn't pass a TV ad break without seeing it.

I think Paul is right, it was just far too expensive, and now getting pretty old. Is there a model refresh?
 

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There was blanket Ampera advertising when it was first released, just like any car. For a while you couldn't pass a TV ad break without seeing it.

I think Paul is right, it was just far too expensive, and now getting pretty old. Is there a model refresh?
I don't watch TV adverts (honestly) and we don't have billboards in Milton Keynes, so I just didn't see it. The local Vauxhall place doesn't seem to promote it (don't know if they even sell it) either.

Weird considering how much Milton Keynes is throwing into EV infrastructure.
 

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I haven't heard of a refresh but there have been a few small changes to this model year but nothing at all significant AFAIK.

It is looking rather old now IMO and that is sad for a car that is only 2 years from launch.

The software is just as bad as before and there have been few updates.

I agree that they don't want to sell the Ampera. At least the dealers don't and the lack of advertising says a lot about Vauxhall's lack of interest.

I really don't understand it at all.
 
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