The media presentation in The Hague is a real highlight of our years-long development work. I am so happy to be able to show and explain our car to automotive, technology and lifestyle journalists. It is noteworthy that especially ecologically-oriented trade journals and TV formats are very interested in the Ampera. Just like in the blog, many questions are about the exceptional drivetrain, the battery technology and recuperation. And the minute they experience pure pleasure of electric driving for themselves, they are blown away. Almost every single one raves about the “brilliant acceleration”.
Our guests are not met with a conventional event here like for the Meriva or Astra Sports Tourer. Instead, our press team turned the test route from the Louwman Museum in The Hague to the Beachclub O. in Noordwijk into a driving competition. The goal is to drive as much of the route as possible in pure battery operation. The journalists take on the challenge and outperform the best results: 80 percent manage 80 km, and some individuals even covered 90 km on one charge – without excessive slow driving. So with just a few tips and keeping a careful eye on the efficiency indicator, one can become an energy-saving champion. This also confirms the results of our test drives: the Ampera is not only clean and efficient, its operation is also intuitive.