General Motors' Vauxhall division in the UK is looking to spur sales of the Chevrolet Volt sister vehicle by giving prospective buyers a chance to drive the extended-range plug-in for 30 days – then return it if they don't like it.

Vauxhall is offering a 30-day holiday-themed "satisfaction guarantee" on the Ampera. Within that time period, drivers can return the car with "no questions asked." Vauxhall continues to promote the car's 50-mile all-electric range and its 360-mile electric+gas range as well as the fact that the plug-in is exempt from London's congestion fees. Vauxhall also offers a 100,000-mile warranty on the car's components plus an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty on the battery.

In March, the Ampera won the European Car of the Year Award along with the Volt. Check out Vauxhall's press release below.
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At a time when stress levels are high Vauxhall is spreading a little Christmas joy by eliminating the anxiety associated with choosing the perfect gift.

From today, Vauxhall Ampera buyers will benefit from a 30-day satisfaction guarantee*, meaning that you can buy it, try it, and if it doesn't suit, simply return it within 30 days, no questions asked – and even the batteries are included!

This latest introduction adds to an array of stress-busting attributes the 2012 European Car of the Year already delivers, such as....

Zero range anxiety – thanks to its ground breaking propulsion system the Ampera is the only electric car suitable for all journeys. Electricity stored within the battery powers the wheels for up to 50 miles, this is sufficient for 85 per cent of daily commutes in the UK. However what really sets the Ampera apart is its on-board range extender (a small petrol engine) which seamlessly engages to generate electricity for longer journeys boosting the range by a further 310 miles.

Zero fuel anxiety –lithium-ion battery technology means you have the potential to run on battery power 100 per cent of the time, therefore bypassing the pumps and ever-rising petrol prices.

Zero VED / congestion charge – its green credentials ensure that the car is exempt from road tax and congestion charge.

Zero ownership anxiety – Vauxhall's unique Lifetime Warranty** offers owners complete peace of mind throughout their ownership of the car.

And now, thanks to the 30 day 'Love it or Return it' scheme, the Ampera comes complete with Zero purchase anxiety.

"This initiative shows the real world confidence we have in Ampera," said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall's Chairman and Managing Director. "We appreciate that investing in new technology is a big decision which can require a leap of faith for some buyers. It's therefore vital that we demonstrate our belief in Ampera and provide customer reassurance during the buying process. 'Love it or Return it' aims to achieve just that".
*Love it or return it is valid for 30 days from the date of purchase. Mileage must not exceed 1500 miles and any damage will be charged to the customer at normal Vauxhall repair rates. For full terms and conditions please log onto

** Ampera is backed by a lifetime/100,000 mile new vehicle warranty which covers all major components. In addition, the battery system has a separate eight year/100,000 mile guarantee.

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