Opel/Vauxhall

Opel CEO In Ampera-e

Opel CEO – Videocast On Ampera-e

Three weeks ago, Opel confirmed that the Ampera-e (based off the Chevrolet Bolt) will launch in 2017 (see details here). Now, Opel CEO Dr. Neumann has created a videocast specifically on Opel’s electric car efforts and the upcoming Ampera-e. Video description: “In his February 2016 videocast, Opel CEO Dr. Neumann explains,…

4 months ago by Eric Loveday 36

Opel Bolt Rendering via Theophiluschin.com

Opel Bolt EV Rendered

Renderer Theophilus Chin is the man responsible for these images of the Opel Bolt EV: “The Opel/Vauxhall Ampera was the European version of the previous Chevrolet Volt. This time around, will there be an Opel/Vauxhall version of the Bolt EV?” states Chin We have heard from multiple sources that indeed, the Bolt…

5 months ago by Jay Cole 37

Opel Bolt (source RM.Design by Remco Meulendijk)

Opel Bolt As Opel Trixx To Be Available In Europe In 2017?

Opel (a subsidiary of General Motors) disappeared from the EV radar after Ampera’s (Chevrolet Volt clone) extinction in Europe. However, the German-based carmaker needs some plug-in model in the lineup to stay in competition with other brands and to comply with emission standards. Here is where the Chevrolet Bolt comes…

6 months ago by Mark Kane 32

Opel Karl

Opel Developing Electric Karl

With the Opel Ampera being discontinued due to weak sales, Opel is left without a plug-in vehicle at least until 2018 when an electric Opel Karl is now expected to launch. According to Automotive News: “Opel plans an electric version of its new Karl minicar, a German magazine reported.” “The…

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 12

Opel Ampera Next-Gen Rendering

Rendered: Next-Generation Opel Ampera

It was more than 6 months ago when General Motors Europe confirmed the death of the Opel Ampera via a series of Tweets by General Motors Europe President Karl-Thomas Neumann. A successor does not mean that a second-generation Opel Ampera will be sold, but rather that a replacement product will…

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 21

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…

2 years ago by Jay Cole 58