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Ampera finishes first at Monte Carlo rally

French duo Bernard Darniche and Joseph Lambert finished first, beating a field which included a Tesla Roadster sports car, Renault Fluence Z.E., Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Peugeot iOn. The remaining three Amperas in the top ten finished in third, seventh and eighth place.

The endurance event, which covers 512 miles, is designed to test fuel consumption as well as timing the vehicles between check points.

Vauxhall/Opel’s director of e-mobility, Enno Fuchs, commented: ‘The Ampera’s success in this versatility contest under very challenging conditions proves its impressive balance between durability and fuel efficiency. This underscores our leadership role in the field of alternative propulsion.’

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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