Opel Ampera

Opel Ampera (Euro Chevy Volt) Axed Over Slow Sales?

Opel Ampera (Euro Chevy Volt) Axed Over Slow Sales?

European buyers may soon have one fewer plug-in vehicle to choose from, with news that the Opel Ampera--European cousin to the Chevrolet Volt--could be dropped due to slow sales. The Ampera arrived to much critical acclaim, just as the Volt did in the U.S. While expensive--it hit the market at just... read more

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2012 Vauxhall Ampera

UK Teen Takes Driving Test--And Passes--In Electric Car

Navdeep Singh Pandher's driving test was a little different from that of most teens. He had to drive to the same standards and still needed to check his mirrors before making... read more October 30, 2012 by 16

Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Car Will Be Built Next To Volt, GM Confirms

Color us, oh, not very surprised at all. General Motors confirmed yesterday that it would build the 2014 Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe at its... read more October 17, 2012 by 21

2012 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt (Opel Ampera) Ad Banned In U.K. On Range Claims

Since the Chevrolet Volt first launched in the U.S., we’ve seen a variety of quirky, funny, and downright weird ads designed to get people driving General Motors’... read more August 22, 2012 by 19

2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant

Will Chevy Volt Sales Hit 40,000 This Year (Ampera Included)?

After being flayed for not achieving its 2011 sales goal for the Chevy Volt, you might think General Motors would shy away from further volume predictions for its innovative... read more August 20, 2012 by 17

2012 Vauxhall Ampera

Your Chevrolet Volt Needs A Charge Sustaining Mode: Here’s Why

In a few weeks’ time, Vauxhall/Opel, a European arm of General Motors, will officially start sales of the 2012 Vauxhall/Opel Ampera. Essentially a Chevrolet Volt in... read more April 6, 2012 by 23

Opel Ampera at the Monte Carlo Rally

Opel Ampera (Chevy Volt) Wins Monte Carlo Alt-Fuel Rally

The Monte Carlo Rally is one of the most famous events on the motorsport calendar. While the World Rally Championship visited the event back in January and the Monte Carlo... read more March 27, 2012 by 4

Opel Ampera

Could Opel Ampera Outsell Its Sibling The 2012 Chevrolet Volt?

Amidst much gnashing of teeth over sales of the Chevrolet Volt electric car, a couple of bright spots have emerged. First, orders for the 2012 Opel Ampera--the Volt's... read more March 22, 2012 by 9

Opel Ampera Monte Carlo Rally Entrant

2012 Chevrolet Volt Enters 2012 Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

Over the past five years, the Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally -- now called the Rallye Monte-Carlo Des Énergies Nouvelles -- has enjoyed increasing popularity as... read more March 21, 2012 by 3

Opel Ampera

2012 Opel Ampera (Chevy Volt) Wins European Car Of The Year

The 2012 Chevrolet Volt -- along with its European twin -- have just been chosen as 2012 European Car Of The Year. Beating the Volkswagen Up, Toyota Yaris, Fiat Panda, Range... read more March 5, 2012 by 1

Vauxhall Ampera Police Car

British Police Love The Chevy Volt, Name It Top Crime Fighter

It’s no secret that the NYPD has a fleet of twenty 2011 Chevrolet Volts which help civilian traffic enforcement agents carry out duties throughout the city of New York... read more February 13, 2012 by 3

2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011

Should Range-Extended Cars Have a "Battery Saver" Mode?

At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show back in March we learned an interesting bit of information about the 2011 Chevrolet Volt's European cousin, the Opel Ampera. Unlike the Volt... read more October 18, 2011 by 12

Opel Ampera

Europe Gets Chevy Volts In 2012, Most In Drag As Opel Amperas

So far, the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car has been sold only in North America. That's about to change, as the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant restarts after a... read more August 9, 2011 by 1

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

Chevrolet Sail Electric Concept Vehicle

Chevrolet Sail Electric Concept Vehicle, Developed In China

Whilst the U.S. and Europe get the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Opel and Vauxhall Ampera, it seems all the full battery-electric vehicles are going to the Far East, and... read more December 23, 2010 by 0



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