Positiv and Electron models now start from £28,750 and £30,495 respectively, once the £5,000 government grant has been factored in.
“Ampera's new price position brings the cost of electric motoring much nearer to that of a conventional vehicle,” said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall's Chairman and Managing Director. “It also reinforces the multi award-winning Ampera’s position as the only solution to electric vehicle ownership that can be the sole family car."
The price cut follows disappointing sales for the Ampera with Vauxhall-Opel boss Karl-Thomas Neumann, reiterating his desire to support E-mobility in the UK.
The combination of an electric motor plus frugal 1.4-litre petrol range-extender engine means the Ampera is claimed to be able to carry four passengers 50 miles on electric power alone and more than 311 miles when used as a hybrid without having to stop for a recharge.
The Ampera now also faces fresh competition from the recently introduced BWM i3, which also boasts a range extender in its line-up.