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  1. About 700 Amperas sold in June says a restructuring Opel

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    You may have seen other estimates in your searches, but we finally heard back from Opel which counts just around 700 Amperas registered in the month of June. "Sorry for not getting back to you earlier but I was still waiting for the most actual Ampera numbers," said Opel spokesman Chris Rux...
  2. The best and surprises of my first 1,000 miles with my Ampera.

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    By Jean-Charles Jacquemin   As the readers of GM-Volt.com can easily imagine, I could repeat and confirm what my predecessors have so well written before. So I’ll not comment a lot on the driving fun, the comfort of the ride, the silence, all the technology that make you feel when you...
  3. GM parades Spark EVs in LA; Races Opel Amperas at Monte Carlo

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    In official GM-sponsored blog posts, Chevrolet highlighted brief info about its 2013 Spark EV suggesting it’s good for over 106 miles range, though actually, GM is not saying what the true range is. The cars – camouflaged then driven in a caravan in open view and highlighted by a brief...
  4. Executive says Opel working on more EVs and will dominate Europe

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Yesterday we learned how Renault-Nissan has outlined a plan to take over the world electrified auto market, but it won’t own Europe if GM’s Opel division has anything to say about it. For that matter, GM has also said it aims for world dominance, but unlike the Japanese company, it has not...
  5. Two American-owned automakers contemplate hybridization partnerships

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    An old English proverb says, “Adversity makes strange bedfellows,” and so it could be with both Ford and GM-owned Opel/Vauxhall, which are respectively eying alliances with others to more effectively tackle automobile electrification challenges. In Ford’s case, this week it was reported it and...
  6. Opel CEO shares details about present and next-generation Ampera in UK and Europe

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    The 2012 Vauxhall/Opel Ampera allocation is reportedly 70-percent pre-sold, and Opel’s CEO has already given significant information and hints about the second-generation Ampera to go on sale in 2015. This news came from the UK's Autocar last week, in which Opel CEO Nick Reilly spoke of plans...
  7. Video review of Vauxhall Ampera in UK

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    The Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant is now able to deliver more Volts as well as export-bound Opel and Vauxhall Amperas. In the meantime General Motors is getting European journalists charged up by introducing them and others to its solutions for exorbitant petrol. Recently, UK journalist...
  8. Opel Ampera at the Frankfurt Airport in Germany

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Gm/Opel is showcasing the Ampera at the airport in Frankfurt. See linked pictures on Flickr
  9. Former lead Volt engineer hired by BMW

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    The German Opel engineer who held a pivotal role in developing the Chevrolet Volt and European market derivatives was recently hired away by BMW. Frank Weber will likely be a strong asset to Bavarian Motor Works, which is developing a range of advanced-tech projects from an all-electric i3 to...
  10. Receptiveness to the Volt in Geneva is ‘very, very positive,’ Chevrolet says

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    The latest word on the Volt now being displayed at the ongoing Geneva Motorshow is that public awareness and interest is quite high. As we wrote last week , production versions of both the (for now) American-manufactured Volt and Opel Ampera are being seen for the first time by many...
  11. Ampera body-panel swaps?

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Has anyone thought of doing an Ampera conversion on their car? Personally, I think the Volt looks fine as it is, but the Ampera does have a unique look to it, and those with the means might consider it to differentiate their cars. I know some Dodge Magnum owners did a Chrysler 300 front clip...
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