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New Opel Ampera rendered based on Chevrolet Volt
Hungarian independent designer X-Tomi has envisioned the next generation Opel Ampera
Jan 20 2015
Opel CEO confirms a new electric vehicle following Ampera axing
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.
Jul 23 2014
Opel Ampera getting axed - report
The Opel Ampera received a €7,600 price cut last year but that hasn't managed to improve sales. As a result, insiders are reporting the model will be dropped when Chevrolet introduces the next-generation Volt.
Jul 21 2014
Opel Ampera gets massive 7,600 EUR price cut, starts at 38,300 EUR
Opel has announced a major price reduction for the 2014 Ampera which kicks off at 38,300 EUR.
Sep 09 2013
Opel Adam Cabrio announcement imminent - report
According to a recent report, Opel and Vauxhall will likely approve the Adam Cabrio shortly.
Jul 24 2013
Chevrolet Volt & Cadillac ELR to adopt a three-cylinder engine - report
According to a recent report, the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR could adopt a three-cylinder range extending engine.
Mar 19 2013
Opel Ampera tested on the frozen Baltic Sea
Opel asked several journalists to take the Opel Ampera for a drive on the frozen Baltic Sea to test the car's capabilities during winter.
Mar 15 2013
Vauxhall introduces entry-level Ampera Earth
Vauxhall has introduced an entry-level Ampera in the United Kingdom. It will be priced from £29,995 after government incentives.
Jul 11 2012
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Opel challenge students to design 2020 Ampera
Students across Europe have been challenged to create a design for the 2020 Opel Ampera. The idea is for the designs to be developed using social media, where fellow entrants and expert designers from Opel/Vauxhall can give feedback.
Jan 16 2012
GM to boost Chevy Volt production for 2012
GM will boost production of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt to 60,000 units a year and will make the model available nationwide in the United States as well as in Canada, Europe and China by the end of 2011.
May 19 2011
Buick Ampera under development - report
According to a recent report, Buick is developing a rebadged version of the Opel / Vauxhall Ampera.
Mar 31 2011
Chevy Volt to be sold alongside the Opel / Vauxhall Ampera in Europe
In a surprise move, Chevrolet has announced plans to sell the Volt in Europe where it will compete with the Opel / Vauxhall Ampera.
Mar 07 2011
Opel Ampera production version ready for Geneva debut
Opel will sell the Ampera for the same sticker price in all European markets. The Ampera will come with 4 drive modes to make best use of its plug-in hybrid system.
Feb 23 2011
Opel Ampera readies for duty in police blue
Opel touts the 'silent' advantages of having an all-electric police cruiser. It's range of 40 to 80 km on electric power alone is reliable for patrolling city neighborhoods.
Feb 15 2011
Opel Ampera priced from €42,900
Opel has announced the 2012 Ampera will be priced from €42,900 (including national VAT). While that sounds a little high, the net price is Germany is only €36,050.
Nov 12 2010
First pre-production 2012 Opel Ampera rolls off assembly line in Michigan
The first pre-production Opel Ampera has rolled off the assembly line in Warren, Michigan. Full details inside
Apr 27 2010
Opel to Cut 8300 Jobs - Develop own cars
Up to 8,300 jobs are to be cut from Opel/Vauxhall workforce as part of its plan to be profitable by 2012. Loans and loan guarantees of up to €3.3 billion are being asked of several European governments.
Feb 09 2010
Vauxhall Ampera Confirmed for UK in 2012
GM has confirmed that Vauxhall will get a right-hand drive version of the Ampera, with production beginning in 2012
Mar 04 2009
Opel Ampera Spied Completely Uncovered
Opel's upcoming plug-in hybrid the Ampera has been caught completely undisguised.
Feb 19 2009
2011 Opel Ampera AKA European Volt Design Sketches Leak to Web
Opel Ampera will be GM's European version of the Chevy Volt powered by GM's Voltec plug-in hybrid system most recently seen in the Cadillac Converj Concept. The Ampera is scheduled to hit European showrooms sometime in 2011.
Feb 18 2009
Opel Ampera Electric Vehicle Heading for Geneva in March
A new electric car called the Opel Ampera is coming to Geneva 2009. It's powered by the same technology found in the Chevrolet Volt.
Jan 27 2009
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