Budget gives £2,200 boost for Ampera drivers

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Vauxhall welcomed the announcement in the Budget that Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) with 0-50g/km CO2 emissions, such as its revolutionary Ampera, will remain at five per cent Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) in 2015-16 tax year, rising to seven per cent in 2016-17 tax year.

This means 27g/km Ampera Earth-owners paying higher rate tax will now save around 2,200 in tax over a four-year period. The cutting edge extended-range electric vehicle saves 5,559 against an Audi A4 2.0TDIe 163 SE 4-dr, 4,865 on a BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics 4-dr and 1,657 versus a Toyota Prius 1.8 VVTi T3 5-dr CVT.