We enjoy the connecting stage from the test drives in the Aichelberg across the Fern Pass to Brenner in purring cars in magnificent weather. Even on the climb to the Brenner Pass on the South Tyrol side, the generator power pulls us easily in normal and sport mode. This means that the mountain mode that must be activated around 10 minutes before going into mountainous terrain in order to increase the battery charge is not necessary on autobahn-like inclines.
On the way back we stop in Münsingen in the Schwäbische Alb to meet up with colleagues from the Ampera team. Uwe Winter and Lutz Kleinstück are there, and both want to know exactly how the Ampera in Volt clothing did.
Our zero-problem analysis is confirmed when we tackle the Aichelberg cycle again the next day in somewhat heavier traffic. Again we see that this propulsion system remains sophisticated and smooth even when the driving manner borders on what can only be described as abusive use. So whoever wants to climb at high speeds on an empty battery – go for it. The top-fit Ampera offers ambitious drivers a chance at the polka dot jersey.