Opel to offer Karl EV version by end of 2018

Article by Christian A., on January 26, 2015

Opel is planning to offer an electric version of the Karl minicar by end of 2018, according to a report by Autobild magazine. The Karl EV will be able to travel around 150 km (93 miles) before needing to recharge its battery. There have been reports suggesting that the Karl EV might feature a number of aerodynamic styling tweaks like a new front fascia with revised headlights.

Deliveries of the new Karl hatchback – the conventional version – will commence in June 2015. It will also be sold in the United Kingdom by sister brand Vauxhall rebadged as the Viva, replacing the Agila minicar its new entry-level model.

In July 2014, Opel announced plans for a development of an electric vehicle to replace the Ampera a plug-in hybrid that is derived from on the Chevrolet Volt. Opel decided to stop sales of the Ampera after the plug-in hybrid failed to gain satisfactory sales.

In fact, Opel sold just 934 Amperas in Europe in 2014, a big drop from the 3,180 delivered in 2013, according to JATO Dynamics market researchers.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

After the highly dynamic Polestar 1 two-door coupe – Polestar’s first ever production car -- was recently unveiled, not a few people’s curiosity was piqued as to how much they...
by - October 21, 2017
The BMW 7 Series is already highly sought after but nonetheless, the German marque is giving it a more exclusive variant for the Russian market, and they are calling it...
by - October 20, 2017
Several automakers including Porsche, Volkswagen, Smart and even Land Rover have all been victimized by cheap Chinese copycats. And if you haven’t seen it yet, the most recent one would...
by - October 20, 2017
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been around for quite some time now but to bid it farewell, the company has launched the Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition. Mercedes will only build a...
by - October 20, 2017
Have you ever wondered what you can you buy with $9,365 in your pocket? Well, you have quite a lot of options. In fact, you can even purchase a used...
by - October 20, 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