The Opel Ampera-e has been rating in Europe on the NEDC scale<em>...which kinda feels like the test was done mostly travelling down hill!</em>

The Opel Ampera-e has been rating in Europe on the NEDC scale...which kinda feels like the test was done mostly travelling down hill!

Opel Ampera-e officially certified with 520-km range

The Chevy Bolt EV Opel Ampera-e might be the cure for anyone suffering from range anxiety considering the folks from Rüsselsheim are saying the city EV boasts a “revolutionary officially certified NEDC range of 520 kilometers.”

It’s possible thanks to a large lithium-ion battery featuring a capacity of 60 kWh, which has enough juice for 150 km (93 miles) of range for every 30 minutes of charging via a 50 kW DC public fast-charger. You won’t have to worry about the battery system taking into account it’s backed by an eight-year / 160,000-km warranty.

While Europeans are still waiting on the Opel Ampera-e to debut in June, it can already be found in front of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

While Europeans are still waiting on the Opel Ampera-e to debut in June, it can already be found in front of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Opel Ampera-e

Opel Ampera-e

The Ampera-e was also put through its paces in the Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) driving cycle, which is actually a shortened test procedure during which the EV’s range was established at 380 km (236 miles) on average.

Range aside, the new Ampera-e is far from being a slouch. Its electric motor producing 204 horsepower (150 kilowatts) and an instant torque of 360 Newton-meters.

If you’re worried it doesn’t have enough power to deliver while you’re performing an overtaking maneuver, Opel says you should rest assured as the zero-emissions hatchback will need 4.5 seconds from 80 to 120 kph. Continue to accelerate and an electronic top speed limiter will kick in at 150 kph (93 miles) to protect the battery from depleting in a rapid manner.

Source: Motor1.com