Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has released a series of tweets confirming the company's commit to "eMobility" following news that the Ampera will be axed.

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has released a series of tweets confirming the company's commit to "eMobility" following news that the Ampera will be axed.

In three successive tweets, Neumann confirmed the company will offer a new electric vehicle as part of their plan to launch 27 new models by 2018. The executive went on to say "After the eventual run-out of the current generation Ampera, we'll introduce a successor product in the electric vehicle segment."

His latter comment seems to suggest the successor will be a pure electric vehicle instead of a range-extended model like the Ampera. This could imply the company is going to offer a version of GM's upcoming electric vehicle which will have a range in excess of 200 miles (321 km). The model is slated to be launched in 2016 and cost around $30,000 (€22,269).

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