The Vauxhall Ampera, winner of the What Car? 'Green Car of the Year 2011', is an electric car with a 'range extender' petrol engine on board to enable journeys without range limitations. In this video from EcoVelocity 2011, Michael Boxwell speaks to Ian Allen, Manager of Environmental Strategy & Ampera at Vauxhall about the car, and the public's first reactions to it at the event.
"Once the guys from Google, Facebook and Twitter will move into Green Revolution our Lithium story will take off into parabolic rise - they have knowledge, technology and understanding that Electric Cars are the way forward. They will need to drive their kids to the soccer games after all, even after Peak Oil which is happening now. We do not know which one of them will make the next Coca Cola in Electric Cars space, but we will be ready with our Sugar business - Lithium will be needed for all of them."