Vauxhall Ampera
Buyers of the current Car of The Year, the Vauxhall Ampera, will now be available with a fast-charge kit that can reduce charging time by around two hours thanks to an agreement made today between Vauxhall and British Gas.

Owners will be offered a British Gas Home Charging solution, which includes the installation of a home charge point, a three-year warranty on parts and labour and three-year Home Electrical Care.

On top of this agreement, British Gas will also provide a free home electrical survey for all Ampera customers. An engineer will recommend the best Home Charging solution, from dedicated circuits to the best home charging points for the car.

Go for the Home Charging Solution and the Ampera can draw up to 16 amps of charge, an increase from the usual six or ten and as thus, recharging can be cut from six to four hours.

The British Gas Home Charging solution is priced at £799 and the Vauxhall Ampera can travel up to 50 miles on electric power.