Opel Ampera-e breaks cover at Paris motor show
Source : Opel Ampera-e breaks cover at Paris motor show
The Chevrolet Bolt, GM’s first all-electric vehicle since the EV1 of 1996, will be rebadged as the Opel Ampera-e for the European market
The Opel Ampera-e has made its debut at the Paris motor show.
Although the Ampera-e will be a rebadged Chevrolet Bolt, the car won’t be sold under Opel’s UK sister brand Vauxhall, as a right-hand drive type of the auto has already been ruled out.
Opel claims that will the Ampera-e can sprint through 0-50kph (31mph) in 3.2sec, placing the idea in league with GM Europe’s OPC (Opel) as well as VXR (Vauxhall) performance versions. Unlike those performance versions, however, the Ampera-e incorporates a top speed of 93.2mph; 50mph down on the Corsa OPC.
Opel does laud the Ampera-e’s overtaking ability, however, claiming that will the idea accelerates through 50mph to 75mph in just 4.5sec with its 150kW (201bhp) electric motor, as well as 266lb ft of torque. An exact range hasn’t been given, yet Opel did say that will the auto “offers a significantly longer range than most some other electric cars” – in Chevrolet Bolt form, a range of over 0 miles will be possible.
The Ampera-e will be right now a little hatchback where its predecessor, the Ampera, was more akin to a family saloon in profile. Unlike the Ampera, the idea will not feature range extender technology, instead being a battery EV; the first GM has made since the ill-fated EV1 of the late 90s.
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