New Electric Opel May Beat the Volt to Production

While the Chevy Volt is undergoing more changes and the release date being pushed farther and farther back, Gm might still have a little light at the end of the tunnel. The sister vehicle to the Volt, the Opel Ampera is set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and it might make it to production before the Volt.

The Ampera will be powered by the same Voltec electrical system that the Volt uses and offer about the same 40 mile range on all electric power. For longer trips, a small internal combustion system will provide the electricity necessary to power the vehicle.

According to a press release from GM," The Ampera will be well-suited to the daily driving schedule of most European customers. For example, approximately 80 percent of German drivers travel less than 50 km daily." Unfortunately, this means North America Soil will almost never touch the Ampera.

Opel with be unveiling the Ampera the first week of March at Geneva.


Jan 30, 2009
by Anonymous

Total fiction

I have npot a clue why you think that the Volt's launch has been changed or pushed back. It hasn't. GM will launch late 2010 and the Ampere will launch after that. The Ampere dedends upon battery packs (and other parts) built in the Volt plant and won't get any until there are enough for the Volt to goround.