Gok Wan Goes Electric with the Vauxhall Ampera
June 2, 2014: Fashion consultant, author and TV personality Gok Wan is all about electric this season, taking delivery of a cutting-edge Vauxhall Ampera extended-range electric vehicle.
Gok who is well known for his Channel 4 series ‘How to Look Good Naked’ and his fashion range in Sainsbury’s, will now be driving the eco-friendly way from behind the wheel of a top-of-the-range award-winning Vauxhall Ampera Electron.
“I have to drive a car which gives me flexibility for both long and short journeys because I mix my time between filming on the road and whizzing around London where I live. The guys have told me it is called an extended range electric vehicle, so my new uber cool Ampera is not only keeping me green but gets me wherever I want to go - what’s not to love!" said Gok Wan. “Oh and because it’s electric, I don’t have to pay the congestion charge when me and Dolly go on our little trips into town, and you know how much I love a bargain."
The award-winning Vauxhall Ampera is well equipped with voice activated elite sat navigation 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.
“It is great to have Gok Wan driving the Vauxhall Ampera and we are looking forward to working with him.” said Denis Chick, Director of Communications. “The modern and futuristic look and feel of the Vauxhall Ampera is similar to Gok’s innovative style.”
The Vauxhall Ampera has a real-world battery range of between 25-50 miles and can be charged by a 240V three point plug on a separate circuit in your home. It has a small range-extending generator, powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine, which intervenes to provide up to an additional 300-plus mile range. At all times, the Vauxhall Ampera’s wheels are electrically driven, setting it apart from hybrid vehicles.
Ampera pricing starts at £28,750 on-the-road (including a £5,000 government grant) for the Positiv model. The car is available through a network of 26 specialist Vauxhall dealers and is covered by the manufacturer’s industry-leading Lifetime Warranty with a separate 8 year warranty on the battery.