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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 ...

Opel Ampera Wins Monte Carlo Rally


Rüsselsheim/Monte Carlo. After winning the “Car of the Year 2012” award, the Opel Ampera has now also won the 13. International Monte Carlo Rally for electric cars and alternative propulsion in which it competed for the first time ...

Opel Ampera Debuts At Rally Monte Carlo


Rüsselsheim. For the first time in its history, Opel is providing its award-winning electric cars for the prestigious international Rally Monte Carlo. Six electric Opel Ampera will make their debut in the “Alternative Energy” version of the rally ...

Opel Ampera Celebrates Double Win at the “10th Internet Auto Award”


Rüsselsheim/Geneva. After the start of deliveries to customers, the Opel Ampera has won two prizes in the “10th Internet Auto Award” sponsored by the AutoScout24 website ...

Two World Premieres in the 150th Anniversary Year of Opel


Geneva/Rüsselsheim. The Opel/Vauxhall CEO, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, has sent a message of optimism at the news conference of this year’s Geneva Motor Show (6-18 March) ...

Two Opel World Premieres and Unique E-Bike Design Study


Rüsselsheim/Geneva. Opel is unveiling two world premieres at this year’s Geneva Motor Show (March 6-18, 2012): the all-new Mokka sub-compact SUV and the new powerful Astra OPC ...

Opel Ampera: More Orders Than Expected


Rüsselsheim. Opel has already received some 7,000 orders for its award-winning Ampera electric vehicle. This latest figure even surpasses Opel’s most optimistic expectations for this point in time ...

Opel Ampera: First Customers Take Delivery


Rüsselsheim. Deliveries of the Opel Ampera electric vehicle have begun and are going to plan. The first Opel Ampera electric cars with revolutionary range-extending capability have been given to customers ...

Two Opel World Premieres at the 2012 Geneva Show


Rüsselsheim. Opel is looking forward to two world premieres at this year’s Geneva Motor Show (March 6-18, 2012): the all-new Mokka sub-compact SUV and the new Astra OPC ...

NHTSA Investigation closed


Rüsselsheim. On Friday the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States decided to close its investigation into the safety of the Chevrolet Volt which is similar to the Opel Ampera ...

Opel/Vauxhall Supports UK Hydrogen Initiative


Rüsselsheim/London. Opel/Vauxhall has joined forces with the UK H2 Mobility initiative to promote the manufacturing and use of hydrogen vehicles in Britain ...

Opel Ampera nominated for Car of the Year 2012


Rüsselsheim. For a fourth year in a row, Opel has reached the final of Europe’s top automotive award. This time the Opel Ampera is in the running for the Car of the Year 2012 award ...

Opel Ampera modifications


Rüsselsheim. Opel today announced enhancements to the Ampera that are designed to further reduce the potential of a battery fire days or weeks after a severe accident ...

Santa 2.0 goes electric: Opel RAK e instead of reindeer


Rüsselsheim. Santa Claus has always travelled in a carbon neutral fashion. However, this year the new Santa is giving his reindeer a well-deserved break ...

Opel Ampera wins “Auto Trophy” two years in a row


Rüsselsheim/Düsseldorf. For the second time in a row, the Opel Ampera has won the annual German “Auto Trophy” award. In the electric car category the vehicle scored a clear victory against 17 competitors ...

Opel Ampera Available Through LeasePlan


Rüsselsheim/Rotkreuz. Starting in November this year, the revolutionary electric Opel Ampera will be available to lease following a Europe-wide agreement between Opel and LeasePlan, one of Europe’s leading international leasing companies ...

Opel Ampera wins top international ECOBEST award


Rüsselsheim. There has been yet another award for the Opel Ampera. This time, Europe’s first electric car with ‘go anywhere at any time’ mobility has been awarded the “ECOBEST 2011” prize ...

Opel Ampera Electric Car Excels in Real-world Driving Range Test


Rüsselsheim. At the Opel Ampera’s international media presentation in The Hague, Netherlands, last month, more than one thousand journalists had an opportunity to assess the vehicle prior to its launch at the end of the year. One of the tests in the event’s “Eco Drive Contest” ...

Five Euro NCAP Stars for the Opel Ampera


Rüsselsheim. The Opel Ampera has been awarded five stars by the independent consumer organization Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme). With this, the first electric vehicle from a European manufacturer suitable for everyday use achieved the maximum safety level...

Opel at the IAA: Quartette of World Premieres


Rüsselsheim. Four world premieres are in the Opel spotlight at the 64th International Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main (September 15 – 25). ...

First Electric Vehicle to Go Anywhere Anytime


Rüsselsheim. Opel moves mobility forward and makes good on its promise: the revolutionary, sleek and practical Opel Ampera is Europe’s first electric vehicle to enable ‘go anywhere at any time’ mobility. First deliveries of the series production car will be made before the end of this year ...

GM and Opel Boost Hydrogen Vehicle Deployment Activities


Honolulu/Rüsselsheim. GM and Opel are to expand their global and European hydrogen fuel cell market testing in Hawaii and Germany ...

Debut: Vivaro e-Concept Study Adds New Impulses


Opel is sending new impulses to electric mobility: At the IAA Commercial Vehicles Fair in Hannover (September 23 to 30, 2010) the brand debuts ...

Zero-Emissions in Berlin: IKEA and ENERTRAG drive HydroGen4


Opel has added two new prominent partners, IKEA and ENERTRAG, to the real-world testing of its fuel-cell vehicles. Both companies picked up their HydroGen4 car at a press conference held by the fuel cell project Clean Energy Partnership (CEP) at the Opel Brand Center in the capital city ...

Opel brand sharpens its profile


Geneva. Opel sharpens its brand profile and underscores its leading role in flexibility, design and environmentally friendliness at the 80th International Auto Show in Geneva. In addition to the world debut ...


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