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Vauxhall has denied that parent company General Motors' move to shut down Volt production for five weeks will adversely affect the e-car's UK release.

The production suspension, which will begin on 16 March, will have "absolutely no effect" on the UK launch, a Vauxhall spokeswoman told Reg Hardware.

Vauxhall will launch the Volt - called the Ampera over here - at the end of March, she said, and promised the plug-in hybrid will be "in UK showrooms in May".

By that time, the Volt will be back in production.

GM is halting production because it has 3000-odd Volts standing idle, awaiting orders from dealers. It sold 1023 Volts in the US in February - it's unlikely to sell that many Amperas in the UK.

Here, the car costs £29,995, though that's after knocking off the government's £5000 e-car grant contribution. The standard on-road pack includes a DAB radio, 7in touchscreen controller, alloys and cruise control. ®

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