New Electric Opel May Beat the Volt to Production
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.