Chevy Bolt EV To Be Sold In Europe As Opel Ampera-E Electric Car

Chevy Bolt EV To Be Sold In Europe As Opel Ampera-E Electric Car

When the first-generation Chevrolet Volt debuted just over five years ago, General Motors created a version for Europe called the Opel Ampera. It was essentially identical to the Volt except for styling and other cosmetic differences, something that's known in the industry as "badge engineering."... read more

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1959 Opel P1 experimental prototype gas-mileage record-holder

Opel P1 376-MPG Record-Holder Still For Sale, At $425,000

Do you rarely hear the words "green car" and "collectible" used in the same sentence? The owner of the one-and-only 1959 Opel P1 experimental prototype--which set a Guinness... read more December 15, 2013 by

2013 Chevrolet Volt  -  Driven, December 2012

Chevy Volt's Next Range Extender: New Opel 1.0-Liter Three-Cylinder Engine?

It's been rumored for a while that the next-generation Chevy Volt electric car would get a new, smaller, three-cylinder engine as a range extender. Now we've seen what that... read more September 15, 2013 by

Opel Monza concept

Opel Monza Concept: Is Range-Extended Coupe Clue To Next Volt?

Opel, European arm of General Motors, has revealed the first official images of its Monza concept, set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. The Monza name has... read more August 21, 2013 by

2013 Opel Adam

Could The Opel Adam Minicar Become The Smallest Buick Ever?

Buick and Opel have long been linked, starting 45 years ago when Buick dealers sold Opels imported from GM's German brand. There will be no more Opel-brand cars sold in the... read more July 17, 2012 by 7

Vauxhall/Opel electric car concept for 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

GM's European Arm, Opel, Shows Two-Seat Electric Urban Concept

With the Frankfurt Motor Show launching in less than a week, the concept cars are starting to come thick and fast. The latest is a small two-seat electric urban car from... read more September 8, 2011 by 16

2012 Opel Ampera, first pre-production vehicle, April 2010

Report Threatens Badge-Engineered Buick Model Of Chevy Volt

General Motors and its brand strategies have been through a lot of turmoil in recent years. Now, GM is down to just four brands in North America--Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and... read more March 31, 2011 by 1

Opel Ampera

Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera: What Are The Differences?

Chevrolet's Volt has only been on sale for a short while but sales are respectable and Chevrolet have pulled out all the stops to build a quality product and bridge the... read more March 4, 2011 by 1

Opel Ampera

Opel Ampera News - Euro Volt Price Revealed, 42,900 Euros

If you're familiar with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt range-extended EV, then you're already familar with the Opel Ampera, since it's essentially the same car. The Ampera will be... read more November 12, 2010 by 2

Opel Meriva electric vehicle, to be tested in Germany as part of MeRegioMobil program, 2010-2011

GM Electric Meriva Van Tests Vehicle-to-Grid Charging in Germany

Last summer, Karl Stracke, the vice president of global vehicle engineering of General Motors, said the company planned to test three battery-electric vehicles in different... read more September 29, 2010 by 1

1959 Opel P1 experimental prototype gas-mileage record-holder

World-Record Gas-Mileage Champ For Sale, From 1959, For $425K. Ahem.

It's the Friday before a long holiday, which means most of you aren't around to read this. But for those who are, here's our bit of green-car randomness to launch the... read more July 2, 2010 by 2

2011 Chevrolet Volt in New York City, March 2010

2011 Chevy Volt “Hold Charge” Mode for European ZEV Zones, But Not U.S.

 The EPA and CARB like zero emissions vehicles, but don't want you controlling when you decide your vehicle is zero emissions. According to Tony Posawatz, line director for... read more May 25, 2010 by 6

Opel (Vauxhall) Ampera

First Pre-Production Opel Amperas Roll Off The Line

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle isn’t due to hit showrooms until the end of the year but the first pre-production examples are already rolling off... read more April 26, 2010 by 1

Opel Ampera during photo shoot

2011 Chevrolet Volt-alike Spied in Opel Ampera Drag

It's been teased for awhile, but now the first scoop photos of the Opel Ampera have hit the interwebs. The Ampera will debut on March 3 at next month's Geneva Motor Show... read more February 19, 2009 by 0


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