Vauxhall has unveiled details on the new entry-level Ampera Earth, which is available to order now priced at £29,995, after the Government's £5,000 plug-in car grant.
The Earth trim sits below existing specifications for the Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV), which include the Positiv and the Electron models, priced at £32,250 and £33,995 respectively when including the plug-in car grant.
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As you'd expect with a cheaper specification, the Ampera Earth comes without some of the luxury equipment found on the Positiv and Electron models.
Features like the leather seats, DVD player and the front and rear parking sensors are absent on the Earth trim.
However the car still retains some luxuries such as Bluetooth, electric climate control and remote keyless entry. Other features like cruise control and a 7" touch screen also remain standard.
The Earth trim uses the same 148bhp powertrain as every other specification model of the Ampera, meaning the car uses an electric motor which is supported by a four-cylinder petrol generator.
This same powertrain is also used on the Chevrolet Volt, which is a restyled version of the E-REV hatchback.
On electric power alone the Ampera can travel for up to 50 miles before the generator takes over driving duties, extending the Ampera's total travel range to over 300 miles.
The Ampera can also cover the 0-62mph sprint in nine seconds and travel to a top speed of 100mph.
First deliveries of the Vauxhall Ampera Earth are expected to arrive to UK customers during September 2012.