Last summer, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann announced plans to introduce a new electric vehicle by the end of 2018. The executive didn't have much to say about the car but a new report is indicating it will be based on the Karl.

Last summer, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann announced plans to introduce a new electric vehicle by the end of 2018. The executive didn't have much to say about the car but a new report is indicating it will be based on the Karl.

According to Autobild's sources, the car will eschew the Karl's 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine for an eco-friendly electric powertrain. There's no word on performance specifications but the magazine is reporting the car will have a range of approximately 150 km (93.2 miles).

Little else is known about the model but it could feature a number of aerodynamic styling tweaks including a new front fascia with revised headlights.

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