The Chevrolet Bolt EV is on track to be a very successful plug-in offering both in North America and Europe.

As deliveries ramp up in the US (the Bolt EV finished as the 3rd best seller in January), positive sales signals are now coming from Europe, where the Bolt EV will be sold as the Opel Ampera-e.

Opel Ampera-e

Opel Ampera-e

Opel spokesperson Stein Pettersen told Page 3 that in Norway alone, customers have already placed "4 digits" worth of orders, with an inference by the source that the number may be approaching 5 digits/10k.

GM apparently appreciated the response so much that they made the Opel Ampera-e available to Norway as the top priority in Europe, accelerating sales by three months, bringing the model to market first in the country for June.

For Europeans concerned that US-based production of the Bolt will limit the allocation of the long range Opel EV overseas, the company guaranteed that all orders placed before December 13th would be produced in 2017...which truthfully, sounds a lot like the locals are right be a little concerned.

In Norway Opel Ampera-e starts at 299,900 Kroner (≈$36,600).

source: Side 3 via GAS2

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