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

    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 global regions. This morning, the company's Opel unit announced that it would test a fleet of Opel Meriva small minivans converted to electric power in Germany. Opel is launching the test in conjunction with German power company MeRegioMobil. GM didn't specify the size of the electric Meriva fleet. Goal: Electric cars as energy storage With leisurely acceleration and a mere 40-mile electric range, the fleet of MeRegioMobil...

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