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France would like to ban sales of fossil-fuel powered cars by 2040 in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement. Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot on Thursday made a presentation addressing a ban on gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles. It was one part of a broad proposal covering […]

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Vatican City wants to become the first C02 free country in the world through the use of electric mobility and renewable energy. 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 […]

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Talk about proof of concept, Opel drove its new rebadged Chevy Bolt 417 kilometers (260 miles) from London to Paris for its debut at the biannual motor show. In fact, even after arriving at the Mondial de l’Automobile, the Ampera-e’s on-board computer was still reporting a remaining range of 80 km (50 miles), demonstrating the […]

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GM is touting linear higher speed power for the Chevrolet Bolt EV – and Opel Ampera-e sibling – and they could prove quite satisfying for drivers wanting more on the highway. While not quite in “Ludicrous” league, in a recent press announcement, Opel of Europe said the Ampera-e will accelerate from 50-75 mph (80-120 km/h) […]

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Chevrolet’s forthcoming Bolt EV will electrify more than just North American consumers, and as expected, it’s changing its name to the Opel Ampera-e and will be unveiled at September’s Paris auto show. As you can see in the photos, the only exterior difference is the European edition gets Opel’s lightning flash insignia on the grille. […]

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When GM announced the Volt-based Opel/Vauxhall Ampera was being killed due to lack of sales in Europe, it promised a replacement would come, and sure enough it has – the Chevy Bolt rebadaged. To be called the Ampera-e, the new Opel was revealed by CEO Mary Barra yesterday at the CAR Symposium in Bochum, Germany, […]

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