Opel Ampera-e

Opel Ampera-e

It comes as no surprise to us to learn (via a German report picked up by Automotive News Europe) that the upcoming Opel Ampera-e will be built alongside the Chevrolet Bolt in Orion, Michigan outside of Detroit.

The Ampera-e is essentially a Bolt with some body panel/interior changes that will be built in a limited fashion (upwards of 15% at best according to part suppliers), so you'd expect it to be built where the Bolt will be made, which happens to be in Orion, Michigan.

Opel's version of the electric car will go on sale in 2017.

Even though it's assumed that both cars will be built at the same factory, Opel declined to comment on this when asked by Automotive News Europe.

According to sources familiar with GM, there is currently no plans for a RHD version of the Bolt EV, at least at launch.

The Ampera-e is expect to have the same (or nearly the same) range as the Bolt. Pricing for the Ampera-e has not been disclosed.

Opel Ampera-e Badging

Opel Ampera-e Badging

Source: Automotive News