Opel planning an electric successor for the discontinued Ampera, will arrive within 4 years

Article by Christian A., on July 24, 2014

Two days ago we told you that the Opel Ampera will be discontinued due to weak demand and the German manufacturer owned by GM was not planning to replace the vehicle when the second-generation Chevrolet Volt will arrive. Still, it appears that the Opel Ampera will definitely have a successor in the electric vehicle segment as the company plans to keep its position as an innovative leader.

Opel said in a statement that electric mobility remains important to them and the development will continue in order to drive down costs and deliver affordability. The new model will be launched between 2014 and 2018, but the manufacturer refused to give us any more details.

We do know that the successor is codenamed BEV (battery electric vehicle) and will be much smaller and cheaper than the Opel Ampera.

For those who don’t know, the Opel Ampera is powered by a 1.4-liter DOHC four-cylinder gasoline range extender that delivers 84 hp and powers the 55 kW generator, as well as an electric motor with peak output of 149 hp (111 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque.

Ampera offers a 60 km all-electric range and it is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9 seconds, with a top speed limited at 161 km/h.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Just a couple of days ago, BMW published an image of their long term plan for the next couple of years, and this includes electrifying most of their cars. We...
by - December 13, 2017
McLaren’s special department, the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) team, has created a unique colour that is a tribute to the home of the automaker’s founder, Bruce McLaren, in Surrey, England....
by - December 13, 2017
Autonomous cars are now becoming more of a reality as carmakers and their partners continue the development of self-driving technologies. Connected vehicles now actually exist but auto companies see that...
by - December 13, 2017
There may be several owners of the Ford Focus RS who have experienced seeing white smoke coming out from the exhaust of their performance-laden hatchback. Now, the American carmaker has...
by - December 13, 2017
Porsche has been making a killing in terms of sales with its two luxury sports utility vehicles, the compact Macan and the midsize Cayenne. While Porsche is known for its...
by - December 13, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries