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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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European-based Opel will be creating an electrified version of its new compact car, which will replace the automaker’s current plug-in electric hybrid. Since last April, Opel representatives have talked about adding a new battery electric vehicle (BEV) to its lineup but have given few details. According to a German Magazine, the upcoming BEV will be […]

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Chevrolet is rightly proud that of the 500,000,000-plus miles driven by its Volts since its introduction, nearly two thirds — 63 percent — were done using “grid electricity.” However, Green Car Reports lists at least two major examples in the last couple years of Volts being almost exclusively driven on gasoline power alone, greatly reducing […]

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Just a few days ago there were several individual stories floating out there – each potentially unrelated but important nonetheless. First, the news that Opel was killing its Ampera plug-in hybrid, then LG Chem announced that it was working on a 200-mile-range EV with one automaker (but not confirming which one). Next was the bit […]

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In a classic case of misquotes and misinformation, earlier reports of Opel canning the Chevrolet Volt-based Ampera before General Motors launches its second generation without a replacement might not be entirely accurate. Today, while reports from Reuters and Automotive News Europe do confirm that Opel is indeed killing the Ampera, the company is also working […]

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GM’s European division, Opel/Vauxhall, will unveil the  Monza Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The Monza is, according to GM, the first car to feature cutting-edge LED projection infotainment and will present an evolution of the Ampera’s revolutionary powertrain. “The Monza Concept represents the Opel/Vauxhall car of tomorrow,” said Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, Opel/Vauxhall […]

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