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  1. Proud new owner!

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    Hello! I am the proud new owner of a Right Hand Drive Vauxhall Ampera - the re-badged GM Volt as sold in England. Mine is a 2013 model year that was first registered in March 2015. I am the second owner. The first owner was a leasing company and, as far as I can figure out, the car was leased...
  2. 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...
  3. GM E-REV news from three continents

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Some days the Volt-specific news we might be able to find and post here is unfortunately limited. Today is not one of those days! In fact, just for fun, I'll fold in three stories as it's kind of novel to have GM EREV-related stories from the U.S, Australia and UK.   US News: Love your new...
  4. Vauxhall Ampera wins Green Car of the Year in the UK

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    Following the Volt’s prize-garnering lead, this month the Vauxhall Ampera was awarded “Green Car of the Year” by one of the UK’s leading automotive magazines. The car won’t even be available for ordering until year’s end, but WhatCar? has had its eye on the Volt-based Ampera since the magazine...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
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