Opel Stories February 15

The Chevy Bolt EV came to Europe as the Opel Ampera E around the same time that GM sold its European operation to PSA.

The change affected the rollout of the electric vehicle in Europe, but Opel announced this week that it is bringing an electric Corsa, which is in the same segment as the Ampera E, to market. expand full story

Opel Stories November 9, 2017

Around the time GM sold Opel and all its European operations to the PSA Group, then Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann floated the idea of the brand going all-electric.

Currently, Opel’s only EV is the Chevy Bolt EV, which is sold as the Ampera E, but now the company announces that it is expanding its lineup to have 4 electric vehicles (BEVs and PHEVs) by 2020 and a complete electrification of its lineup by 2024. expand full story

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Opel Stories February 16, 2017

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Things are moving fast these days at Opel, GM’s European brand. Both GM and the PSA Group, Peugeot-Citroën, have confirmed that they are in talks to further their collaboration and that it could lead to the sale of Opel to PSA.

At the same time, the company’s top management has been working on a strategy to completely transition the brand to only sell all-electric vehicles. expand full story

Opel Stories February 16, 2016

Last week we reported on GM CEO Mary Barra announcing that the company’s European brand Opel will launch a version of the all-electric Bolt in Europe. Now we learn through a report from a German magazine (via Auto News) that the European version of the Bolt, the Opel Ampera-e, will be built alongside the Bolt in the US. expand full story

Opel Stories February 12, 2016

GM Chairman & CEO Mary Barra announced this week that the company’s European brand Opel will launch a version of the all-electric Bolt. The new vehicle will be called ‘Ampera-e’, keeping up with the automaker’s naming scheme since the Volt is called the Ampera in Europe. expand full story

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