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Two Years of Opel Ampera

Two Years of Opel Ampera

Opel Ampera, the first electric vehicle on the market from a European manufacturer, has been on sale for almost two years and at a current price of 38,300 euros. Ampera owners across Europe have now driven a total of 100 million kilometers on pure electric power, so it’s time to review real-life electric mobility. The number of electric vehicles in [...]

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Opel Provides Ampera to iZEUS Research Project in Germany

Opel Provides Ampera to iZEUS Research Project in Germany

The presentation of a specially-equipped Opel Ampera to the Technical Institute Karlsruhe (KIT) marks the commencement of a field trial in the research project iZEUS (intelligent Zero Emission Urban System) in Stuttgart. Opel is researching the user-friendly integration of electric energy networks and transport in the fields ‘Smart Traffic’ and ‘Smart Grid’, together with its partners EnBW AG (consortium leader), [...]

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Opel Monza Concept: 2013 Frankfurt Preview

Opel Monza Concept: 2013 Frankfurt Preview

Opel Monza Concept, the first car to feature cutting-edge LED projection infotainment and an evolution of the Ampera’s powertrain, is set for its world premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show next month. A light, athletic look outside, unique projection technology inside combined with custom connectivity and modular design that enables sustainable propulsion systems par excellence – the Opel Monza [...]

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Opel Says Ampera was Europe’s No.1 EV in May

Opel Says Ampera was Europe’s No.1 EV in May

Opel Ampera is Europe’s best selling passenger electric vehicle with a European segment share of over 20 percent, according to Opel sales figures from May 2012. Opel says that in the Netherlands, the Ampera has taken more than 77 percent of the passenger EV market share in May, making it the undisputed leader of its segment by a wide margin [...]

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Opel Ampera Wins Monte Carlo Rally

Opel Ampera Wins Monte Carlo Rally

After winning the “Car of the Year 2012” award, the Opel Ampera has now also won the 13. International Monte Carlo Rally for electric cars and alternative propulsion in which it competed for the first time. Four Opel Ampera EVs ranked among the top 10 vehicles. The French duo Bernard Darniche and Joseph Lambert managed to beat the entire competitive [...]

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Opel RAD e bike Unveiled in Geneva

Opel RAD e bike Unveiled in Geneva

p5rn7vb Opel unveiled a stylish and environmentally-friendly urban design concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor show: the RAD e bike. The RAD e bike is aimed primarily at urban people at a time when e-bikes are predicted to play an increasing role in future integrated urban transport concepts. It follows Opel’s design philosophy “sculptural artistry meets German precision” and incorporates [...]

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Opel RAD e Concept E-bike: 2012 Geneva Preview

Opel RAD e Concept E-bike: 2012 Geneva Preview

This is the first official image of Opel’s RAD e concept vehicle, which will be shown for the first time on the company’s stand at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Opel says that the RAD e will be the first e-bike to be built around automotive construction and production principles, plus that it carries much of Opel’s typical design [...]

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Opel RAK e Electric Concept Revealed Ahead of 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

Opel RAK e Electric Concept Revealed Ahead of 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

Opel has revealed their ‘RAK e’ urban electric car concept ahead of it’s debut at next week’s 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Opel is the latest carmaker to outline its future vision for affordable personal urban mobility. First Audi unveiled their Urban EV concepts, and then came Volkswagen’s Nils - a single-seater EV with the same open-wheeler formula. Opel says that the RAK [...]

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Europcar to Rent Opel Ampera EVs in Europe

Europcar to Rent Opel Ampera EVs in Europe

Opel and the car rental company Europcar have announced an agreement to introduce the Opel Ampera as a rental car throughout Europe. The two companies are joining forces to broaden the range of people that will be able to access electric vehicles, capitalising on the Ampera’s launch. The goal is to deploy the first vehicles in Europcar rental outlets in [...]

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Production Opel Ampera Revealed

Production Opel Ampera Revealed

GM Europe has revealed production version of the Opel Ampera ahead of its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show this week. The Opel Ampera is GM’s version of the Chevrolet Volt for European market, but with a significantly higher price tag. The Opel Ampera goes on sale later this year with starting price at €42,900 in most European markets [...]

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