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Hey Gang, just got done watching Teslabjorn's latest Ampera-e roadtrip video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV4HhdEizIk&t=953s

It's got me wondering about some of the features the Ampera-e has that we don't have here in the US/Canada. I was aware of the fact that some of the functions are moved to the center console( three blank buttons on the Bolt) for Pedestrian Warning, LKA, etc.

What I wasn't aware of is some of the following:

1) Speed Limit Detection- About 6mins into the video you see a close up the Ampera-e DIC. Just above the cruise control symbol is the Euro speed limit symbol.
Does this mean they/we have the ability to detect the road's current speed limit? Is this function on our cars but hidden and turned off? or is this a Bolt EV 2.0 feature coming in 2018?

2) Remote Headlight Leveling adjustment- About 36 minutes in it shows the adjustment on the dash next to the headlight switch an adjustment for the headlight leveling. Does this mean they expect the Ampera-e to be able to tow? Why else would you have such a feature?

3) Power Folding Mirrors- About a minute later he shows us the auto folding side mirror function on the car. - Not sure why we didn't get offered this feature here.


So what do you think, Bolt EV 2.0- 2018 features? or is some of this(Speed limit detection) in our cars now? I know we don't have the headlight/ power mirrors function, at least not yet.

Thoughts?
 

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Buy the Opel Ampera-e instead if you like those features. You can get it serviced at any local GM dealer that also services the Chevy Bolt EV.
 

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Thanks but I bought A top of the line Bolt EV Premier and enjoy it very much. Just trying to understand why the Ampera-E gets some of these additional features, yet the US based seem to lack them. Or is it because some of these are going to be added next year.
 

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I believe that headlight adjusters are required for all projector lights in Europe because they switch between RHD and LHD. Some countries also require automatic leveling and headlight washers.

The speed limit thing could just be pulling from the Nav database.
 

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Power folding mirrors are bigger out there because you narrower roads in some locations...
 
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