After blowing his gasket on Boxing Day, Fergie's new electric car is right up his street…
13:36 GMT, 31 December 2012
He may have turned 71 today, but Sir Alex Ferguson has never been afraid to modernise, as his latest new signing shows.
The Manchester United manager has been purring about his latest investment, the energy-saving electric Chevrolet Volt.
When running in its near-silent electric mode the Volt has a range of around 50 miles, capable of getting Fergie to and from United’s training ground at Carrington.
Buzzing: Fergie drives his new Chevrolet Volt to training every day
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battery life performance – with option of charging at home
0-62 mph in 9 secondsCapable of running in pure electric mode for 40-80 km
‘I think the Volt is absolutely phenomenal,’ said Ferguson.
friend of mine drove one in the States and kept going on and on about
it, so when I had the opportunity I said 'yeah I’m going to try it
because it’s the car of the future, really.
'I’m very pleased with it.’
An added bonus for the Scot is that the Volt only attracts a five per cent tax charge, meaning a higher rate taxpayer such as Ferguson will only have to pay 58.25 per month.
Ferguson isn’t the only man connected with United to enjoy cutting down on his carbon footprint.
Ex-United captain Gary Neville speaks proudly of the fact he owns a hybrid car and when he’s not driving his Vauxhall Ampera, he takes the train.
So how long before the rest of the team follow their manager's lead and swap their super cars for hybrid motors
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