Opel Ampera

Why Did GM’s Ampera Fail In Europe? UK Based AutoCar Weighs In

Over the past several years, as the Vauxhall/Opel Ampera sales returns have come in, we have debated the viability of GM’s rebranded/reskinned Chevrolet Volt for Europe. Yearly estimated Opel Ampera sales in Europe: 2011 – 268 2012 – 5,300* 2013 – 3,184 2014 – 411 (July + partial data into August) Then this past July, it…

3 months ago by Jay Cole 57

Soon No More Amperas Will Roll Down This Line

General Motors Confirms Death Of Opel Ampera

Okay…maybe it’s not the most detailed of confirmations, but when it comes from General Motors Europe President Karl-Thomas Neumann, then it’s at least official. Per Karl-Thomas Neumann: “After the eventual run-out of the current generation Ampera, we’ll introduce a successor product in the electric vehicle segment.” A successor does not mean…

5 months ago by Eric Loveday 20

Ampera With Its "Vauxhall" Badging

Will the Ampera Live On To See The Next Generation In Europe?

With the recent announcement that General Motors is fully committed to the next generation of the Chevrolet Volt and two “other” electrified models, the future of the best selling plug-in car in America was secured into the next decade. But what of GM’s European EREVs?  We know the Chevrolet brand is leaving Europe by…

8 months ago by Jay Cole 30

Around 300,000 plug-in sales per year doesn't seem like a lot of growth...especially considering the myriad of new players, like the Outlander PHEV (above), who are still yet to go on sale in the US.

Netherlands – The Kingdom Of PHEV – Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Tops November Sales Chart As Plug Ins Capture 11% of Market

Norway exceeded 10% market share for EVs last month and this was significant since it concerned mostly battery-electric cars. Netherlands now exceeds 10% with – mostly with plug-in hybrids. The Mitsubishi Outlander (all versions, including PHEVs) registration number for November stands at 2,766, which lands it in first place with…

1 year ago by Mark Kane 7