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The Vatican City State become the second locale, after Norway, to get delivery of an Ampera-e, as Opel handed its flagship over to Pope Francis.  Some days its good to be the Pope.

The white Opel Ampera-e will become another electric Popemobile, and perhaps will let Pope Francis runabout through Rome without the use of fossil fuels..

Vatican City would like to become first C02 free "country" in terms of energy, so they will switch to electric cars and renewable sources (with help of Italian utility Enel).

"During Laudato Sì, a sustainability conference addressing key environmental issues and future mobility, hosted by the Vatican earlier this week, Opel’s CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann presented his Holiness Pope Francis with the keys to a brand new Opel Ampera-e."

Dr. Neumann said:

“We are proud that we as Opel can contribute to the ambitious goals of the Vatican City. Our new Ampera-e will make electric mobility feasible for everyday use without any compromises,”.

source: AutoGuide.com