Everton and England international footballer Phil Jagielka has taken delivery of a cutting-edge Vauxhall Ampera extended-range electric vehicle.
Online PR News – 10-April-2013 – Luton – Everton and England international footballer Phil Jagielka has taken delivery of a cutting-edge Vauxhall Ampera extended-range electric vehicle.
A central defender with 16 international caps, Jagielka will be driving a top-of-the-range Ampera Electron in Power Blue.
"I am delighted to be driving a Vauxhall Ampera," said Phil. "I am very grateful for all of the help Vauxhall have given me in making this revolutionary vehicle available."
The model is well equipped with voice activated sat nav featuring street level mapping for 20 European countries, audio/video DVD player, hard drive device with 30GB music file capacity and Bose ‘Energy Efficient Series’ sound system.
"We are very pleased Phil has chosen a Vauxhall Ampera," said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. "It’s great news for Vauxhall to pair one of England’s most dependable centre backs with our universally-acclaimed extended-range electric car."
Jagielka joins former Manchester United and England star-turned pundit Gary Neville in getting behind the wheel of the award-winning Vauxhall. Eco-conscious Neville has been driving an Ampera for the last nine months.
Arriving in showrooms last year, Ampera has a real-world battery range of between 25-50 miles, after which a small range-extending generator, powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine, intervenes to provide up to an additional 300-plus mile range. At all times, the Ampera’s wheels are electrically driven, setting it apart from conventional hybrid vehicles.
Ampera pricing starts at £29,995 on-the-road (including a £5,000 government grant) for the Earth model. The car is available through a network of 24 specialist Vauxhall dealers and is covered by the manufacturer’s industry-leading Lifetime Warranty.
The revolutionary vehicle is also offered on the 3-Day Test Drive programme through which company car drivers can test a Vauxhall for three days, without paying a penny more than the electricity and/or the fuel used.
Vauxhall Motors is celebrating its 110th anniversary in 2013 - it has been manufacturing motor vehicles in the UK continuously since 1903. Vauxhall’s range spans all mainstream sectors of the vehicle market with best-selling model names such as Corsa, Astra, Meriva, Zafira and Insignia regularly in the top ten of the sales charts.
Vauxhall is also the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in the UK and its parent company General Motors’ 4th largest global market.
The company employs circa 4,000 people in the UK and exports over three quarters of its production. It is headquartered in Luton, Bedfordshire where it also manufactures the Vivaro light commercial vehicle. A second plant at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire produces the Astra.