Opel Ampera Now Considerably Cheaper
Per General Motors:
"The Opel Ampera is unique. No other European electric car can transport four people up to 80 kilometers on pure electric power and more than 500 kilometers in bi-fuel operation without making a stop to re-charge. In the framework of the model offensive that is now in full swing, Opel is making another clear statement and investing in the future of electric mobility. The German automaker is significantly reducing the Ampera’s purchase price in selected markets – as a boost for this environmentally friendly type of mobility that is still not widespread enough. In Germany the innovation leader Opel Ampera is now available from just 38,300 euros, a substantial reduction of 7,600 euros."
Production Streamlining in Hamtramck Lead to Reduced Priced
The price cut of 7,600 euros roughly equates to $10,027 US, but still the Ampera isn't cheap.
Its new German price of 38,300 euros works out to be $50,533 US (the 2013 Nissan LEAF costs less than $40,000 in Germany with the battery pack included).
General Motors says this of the price cut:
"Opel is one of the pioneers in trendsetting electric mobility. Since its market launch at the beginning of 2012, Opel has made significant progress with its first electric car. By streamlining series production processes, leveraging savings in components purchasing and maintaining an unwavering commitment to making electric mobility affordable for everyone, Opel is now able to considerably reduce the Ampera’s price."