Opel Ampera-E

Opel Ampera-E

Vauxhall Ampera

Vauxhall Ampera

Because both the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Opel Ampera-E derivative are only left-hand drive, the UK and Australia were simply excluded from  GM's new BEV.

That's not good news and there were probably some GM execs that realized this would be a problem (especially since the UK is a strong European market for EVs).

According to Autocar, Vauxhall intends to solve this problem by having its own all-electric model on sale in the future.

The question still without an answer, is whether or not it will be a separate model intended just for LHD?  Or a new global model inclusive of both RHD & LHD capabilities?  Or even an eventual modified/adapted version of the Opel Ampera-E (despite being initially excluded)?

"GM won’t be producing a right-hand drive version of the Opel Ampera-e, but it has confirmed that a right-hand-drive electric car is under development for the future."

Tina Muller, Opel’s marketing boss said:

“Now we realise that electro-mobility will become bigger and bigger and that’s why we need to do a second step, one that will include right-hand drive. I can’t tell you exactly when it will hit the market, but for sure it’s part of our plans.”

source: Autocar