Are there any new electric cars with petrol generators like the Vauxhall Ampera?

Are there any new cars electric drive with petrol to charge the battery like the Vauxhall Ampera?

Asked on 30 March 2023 by George Hamilton

Answered by David Ross
Electric cars with petrol generators have been something of a rarity, with cars like the Vauxhall Ampera being one of the few examples. BMW also offered its i3 electric car with a range extending battery, but this car had been discontinued.

However, Nissan have recently introduced e-POWER versions of its Qashqai and X-Trail which use this functionality, although it remains something of a niche option at present as most manufacturers focus their efforts on pure EVs.
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