Opel Ampera Beat Tesla Model S and BMW i3 to Win “Green Mobility Trophy 2013”

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 9

Opel Ampera

Opel Ampera

As Opel Media of Europe points out:

Ampera Runs Off the Hamtramck Line

Ampera Runs Off the Hamtramck Line

“Readers of Auto Zeitung have awarded the Opel Ampera the “Green Mobility Trophy 2013” and named the mid-size sedan the best electric vehicle. For the first time, the trade magazine presented 134 models and engines from 34 brands as candidates in seven categories. In the electric vehicle class the Opel Ampera beat out 18 competitors to take the title.”

18,000 Auto Zeitung readers apparently participated in the voting process and placed both the Tesla Model S and BMW i3 “well behind the Ampera,” says Opel.

The Model S and i3 we’re the closest competitors in this stacked field.

Opel continues by saying this:

“With the “Green Mobility Trophy” Auto Zeitung honors models and propulsion concepts chosen by its readers that are trendsetting in their class in terms of particularly eco-friendly use of resources.”

Andreas Marx, Director of Marketing for Opel Germany, adds:

“What customers expect from electric cars is clear: they want technology that is more environmentally friendly while offering all the benefits of conventional propulsion systems. The “Green Mobility Trophy” is latest proof that we more than meet these expectations with the Ampera.”

Who’d of thunk that the Volt Ampera would smoke the Model S and i3?

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9 responses to "Opel Ampera Beat Tesla Model S and BMW i3 to Win “Green Mobility Trophy 2013”"

  1. MTN Ranger says:

    I can understand why the i3 didn’t get it – it’s not even in production yet. Europe sales start this Fall.

  2. Dan Frederiksen says:

    Speaks more to their competency than the quality of the cars. The Ampera costs nearly as much as entry Model S.

  3. Dan Frederiksen says:

    Speaks more to their competency than the quality of the cars. The Ampera price isn’t far from entry Model S.
    GM wouldn’t be afraid of Tesla if the Ampera deserved this.

  4. Spec says:

    The Germans just picked the car with the most internal combustion engine.

    1. David Stone says:

      it’s not the germans, but the readership of such petrol head magazines.

      But yes, Europe is not that progressive despite high gasoline prices.
      Maybe has to do with the resulting higher engine efficients and lack of unnecessary hp so cherished in the US.

  5. Weapon says:

    Considering that the vote was done prior to Tesla’s launch in Europe and this vote was based on subscribers of the magazine in Europe. The outcome is not surprising because people in Europe have no heard of the Tesla Model S yet, let alone driven one.

  6. Martin T says:

    Cool !

    BTW the Ampera is a way better car than the i3 with the alloy bracket.
    GM did great with the Voltec drive system & we look forward to greater things as the
    EREV and EV hots up for all manufactures. 🙂

  7. James M says:

    This was a public vote, so of course most are still unwilling to give up range. That’s why the Volt win’s hands down. That’s also why it may only take a few years once battery tech catches up on range and affordability for EVs to turn the corner (Tesla GenIII anyone?). Given its possible for Model S to nail it it’s first try, also i3 according to New York Times, EVs will eventually dominate on safety, performance, and reliability. Affordability and range are the game changers…

  8. Fuzzy says:

    That´s when you compare peaches with apples. Double Price Tesla is not comparable to the Ampera as well as the one fourth range i3 are both not competitive to the Ampera.
    Thus the AMPERA must win.