Carol Vorderman trials Vauxhall Ampera

Carol Vorderman has become the latest ambassador to test the Vauxhall Ampera extended-range electric car in support of the Go Ultra Low campaign.

Carol Vorderman trials Vauxhall Ampera (Image: Vauxhall)

Carol Vorderman trials Vauxhall Ampera (Image: Vauxhall)

Go Ultra Low, a partnership between the UK automotive industry and Government, is designed to encourage more drivers to consider ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs). Vorderman was keen to get involved with the project, commenting:

“I’m obsessed with engines, cars and aeroplanes, and with a degree in Engineering, I’ve always been fascinated by how things work.”

As a busy working mum, the TV star was initially wary that driving a ULEV would just add to her to do list. However, after a couple of months trialling the Vauxhall Ampera she said:

“Actually quite the opposite is true, it’s easy. You come home, plug it in, you go away and come back in the morning and it’s fully charged. It gets me through the day and I don’t have to go to the petrol station which long-term, saves me a considerable amount of money.”

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