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A report has it that Opel will cease offering the Ampera after next year’s redesign of the Chevrolet Volt upon which the Ampera is based. Following abysmal sales, the word given by two “people familiar with the matter” to Automotive News Europe confirms again 2016 is the year for the next-gen Volt, but the Ampera […]

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Ever wondered who installed the battery pack on the Volt or ELR you are driving? It turns out it is most likely the Evetta Osborne and Monique Watson daughter-mother duo. Both ladies work side by side at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and GM said they have installed the lithium-ion battery pack on nearly every […]

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Introduced as a concept at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, the first production Chevrolet Volt was sold December 2010, but now and until further notice, its maker classifies it as a “niche” vehicle, and has ceased pushing it as a mass-market car. “It’s not, just like Corvette is not being mass marketed,” said Volt media […]

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It’s not every day that you hear of the Tesla Model S taking back seat to a Chevy Volt in any area of comparison – except price, and potential range anxiety – but in Europe this was the case for the Volt’s Opel-branded cousin. The extended-range electric Opel Ampera was awarded the “Green Mobility Trophy […]

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