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Two Years of Opel Ampera: The Uncompromising Electric Car


Rüsselsheim. The Opel Ampera is unique. The first electric vehicle suitable for everyday use has been on sale for almost two years and at a current price of 38,300 euros, the customer gets a car today that is equipped with the technology of tomorrow ...

Opel Ampera Wins "eCar Award 2013" As Best Overall Concept


Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. In 2010, the revolutionary Opel Ampera won the newly introduced "eCar Award” as the "Innovation of the Year"; in 2011 the series production vehicle was voted "eCar of the Year" ...

Opel Ampera Electric Vehicle Now At Low Price of 38,300 euros


Rüsselsheim. The Opel Ampera is unique. No other European electric car can transport four people up to 80 kilometers on pure electric power and more than 500 kilometers in bi-fuel operation without making a stop to re-charge ...

Premiere of Green Mobility Trophy: Opel Ampera Takes Top Honors


Clear vote for the trailblazer in electric mobility: readers of Auto Zeitung have awarded the Opel Ampera the “Green Mobility Trophy 2013” and named the mid-size sedan the best electric vehicle. For the first time, the trade magazine presented 134 models and engines from 34 brands as candidates in seven categories ...

Opel/Vauxhall Ampera Leads Field at the ITU World Triathlon Series


Rüsselsheim. The Opel/Vauxhall Ampera is the official lead car at the three final European legs of the ITU World Triathlon Series 2013. Opel/Vauxhall is the official auto supplier and one the key sponsors of the competitions in Hamburg (July 20 – 21) and Stockholm (August 24 – 25) ...

From Ampera to Zafira – Real Eco Angels are Called Opel


Rüsselsheim. Opel cuts a fine figure on World Environment Day (June 5, 2013). Since introducing ecoFLEX technology in 2008, the brand has presented a wide spectrum of ultra-efficient models and continuously reduced fuel consumption and emissions ...

Frozen Baltic Sea: Opel Ampera Braves Freezing Temperatures


Rüsselsheim. Snow-covered streets and icy roads are not uncommon in some European countries right now. In Estonia temperatures fall so low that parts of the Baltic Sea can be driven over on up to 50 days a year ...

Mission Title Defense: Opel Ampera at Rallye Monte-Carlo


Rüsselsheim. Opel is taking part in the international Rallye Monte-Carlo for the second time with the Ampera EV ...

Opel Ampera No.1 EV passenger car for more than ten months despite tough environment


Rüsselsheim. Opel’s revolutionary and award-winning electric car, the Ampera, is still at the top of the electric passenger car league table in Europe based on latest available sales figures (Jan. – Oct. 2012) ...

Opel more than doubles Ampera fleet customer base


Rüsselsheim. Opel has more than doubled its Ampera fleet customer base in the space of just six months, from around 700 in March to almost 2,000 in October across Europe. This is an increase of more than 180 percent ...

Opel Zafira Tourer: LPG technology powers 1.4 turbo, 140 hp engine


Rüsselsheim. Opel is extending its Zafira Tourer model portfolio with a new liquefied petroleum gas powered version, a 103 kW/140 hp, 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX turbo engine. The powerhouse provides the same output and torque of 200 Nm (1,850 – 4,900 rpm) in both the cost efficient LPG and gasoline operation modes ...

Opel Ampera is Europe’s best selling passenger electric vehicle


Rüsselsheim. Opel’s revolutionary Ampera electric vehicle is Europe’s best selling passenger electric vehicle according to sales figures from May 2012 ...

Range extending electric Opel Ampera joins daily car hire market with Europcar


Rüsselsheim/Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Opel, one of Europe’s largest car makers and Europcar, the leading car hire company in Europe, announced today that 30 Opel Amperas, the award-winning range extending electric car ...

Opel HydroGen4 gets its first hydrogen fuel from wind power


Berlin/Rüsselsheim. For the first time, the longstanding Opel partners TOTAL and ENERTRAG have started to supply a Berlin gas station with hydrogen fuel produced from wind power ...

New Economical, Powerful LPG Models Expand Opel’s ecoFLEX Offer


Rüsselsheim. Opel is expanding and enhancing its Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) offer. The Astra 5-door hatchback, the Astra Sports Tourer and the Meriva can now be ordered with the new, powerful yet economical 1.4 liter LPG Turbo ecoFLEX engine ...

New CNG Zafira Tourer with Best-in-Class 530 km Natural Gas Range


Rüsselsheim. Shortly after the Zafira Tourer’s world premiere at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show, Opel is broadening the spectrum of its new compact monocab with highly efficient and environmentally friendly alternative propulsion ...

Opel LPG Initiative: Reduces Fuel Costs by 40 Percent


Rüsselsheim. As fuel prices remain in constant fluctuation and society’s focus on ecological awareness continues to grow, Opel offers cost-conscious and environmentally-aware drivers attractive alternatives with its LPG models ...

Technology Pioneer Opel Advances Electric Mobility


Opel has joined forces with MeRegioMobil to advance future mobility by developing three demonstration ...

Opel Plays Leading Role in Hydrogen Refueling Technology


Rüsselsheim/Stuttgart. Opel engineers have received the f-cell award in bronze for their work in developing an innovative testing system for 700-bar hydrogen filling stations ...

Opel Welcomes Berlin Support on E-Mobility


Berlin/Rüsselsheim. Opel welcomes the German government’s initiative in gathering key stakeholders to discuss how to move the country on the road to clean mobility

Opel Ampera: Charged up for Geneva


Rüsselsheim. The first prototype of the production Ampera today received its initial charge of electricity from the newly installed recharging station at Opel’s headquarters ...

CLEAN MOBILTIY: Opel is on the move toward cleaner mobility


Frankfurt/Rüsselsheim. At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Opel underlines its commitment to cleaner mobility by introducing Start/Stop technology throughout its entire carline starting in 2010. ...

AMPERA: Opel Ampera development cars: Testing keeps production on target


Frankfurt/Rüsselsheim. Visitors to the Frankfurt Motor Show will have a chance to view the Opel Ampera, a game-changing electric family car that is practical for everyday use without range-anxiety. ...

Opel Launches Broad LPG Range


Rüsselsheim. Opel now offers five LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) powered Corsa, Meriva, Astra station wagon and Zafira models with a wide performance range, expanding its line of environmentally ...

Opel/Vauxhall Ampera Wins Prestigious Technology Award


London. The revolutionary Opel/Vauxhall Ampera Extended Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) was crowned Monday the inaugural winner of a new and prestigious green motoring award. ...

Real world testing proves GM/Opel HydroGen4 fuel cell vehicles viable


Stavanger, Norway. Six months into road testing of HydroGen4 vehicles in Berlin has shown the fourth generation of GM/Opel fuel cell cars are reliable and that the future of hydrogen mobility is viable, ...


ADAC's Yellow Angel takes a green trip with a GM/Opel HydroGen4


Berlin. On the “Day of the Yellow Angel,” an annual meeting of the German automobile club (ADAC), GM/Opel has presented the group with a HydroGen4 car they will use for roadside ...



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