BBC News Ampera paves the way for GM Europe revival

Rubric: Opel | 3 Июн 2014 | Комментарии к записи BBC News Ampera paves the way for GM Europe revival отключены
BBC News Ampera paves the way for GM Europe revival

Ampera paves the way for GM Europe revival Driving the Ampera offers insight into GM Europe s strategy for Opel and Vauxhall Global Car Industry Driving a car through the Chiltern Hills, with its brick and flint cottages in its chocolate box towns, offers proof if proof was needed: nostalgia is a powerful emotion. Unless, that is, the car in question is a thing of the future. The Ampera E-Rev, short for extended range electric vehicle, is a Vauxhall with a16kWh, 400lb lithium-ion battery pack that delivers 40 miles of motoring and a 1.4 litre petrol engine that extends the car s range to 350 miles. As such, the Ampera may well be GM Europe s best attempt yet at shaking off the past and ...

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Electric Car Sales In Western Europe Spurt But From Miniscule Base Forbes

Rubric: Opel | 2 Июн 2014 | Комментарии к записи Electric Car Sales In Western Europe Spurt But From Miniscule Base Forbes отключены
Electric Car Sales In Western Europe Spurt But From Miniscule Base Forbes

Electric Car Sales In Western Europe Spurt, But From Miniscule Base Electric car sales in Western Europe are amazingly strong if you look at the percentages. Statistics from Britain’s Automotive Industry Data (AID) show electric car’s market share in Western Europe bounded 38 per cent last year, while sales zoomed almost 60 per cent. Unfortunately the base numbers are still pitifully small. Actual sales in 2013 for battery and plug-in hybrids were a barely noticeable 38,617, up from 24,157, for a market share of 0.34 per cent compared with 0.21 per cent in 2012. Electric cars now on sale include the battery-only Nissan Leaf, Renault Renault Zoe, VW E-Up, Mercedes Benz Smart, and the Tesla ...

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Opel Vivaro eConcept to Debut in Hanover

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Opel Vivaro eConcept to Debut in Hanover

Opel Vivaro e-Concept to Debut in Hanover 21 September, 2010 04:28:00 Opel’s Vivaro e-Concept, an electric van with an extended range of up to 250 miles, will make its debut on Wednesday at the 2010 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany. The Opel Vivaro e-Concept is equipped with a 111 kWh lithium-ion battery that supply 370 Nm of power. The Vivaro e-Concept can achieve over 100km of pure electric driving range, and on longer journeys, a range extender enables the vehicle to be driven up to approximately 400 km. This technology means that the van is always driven electrically, yet allows drivers to reach their destinations anxiety-free. The lithium-ion battery modules, which ...

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Opel Ampera Concept News & Reports Motoring Web Wombat

Rubric: Opel | 31 мая 2014 | Комментарии к записи Opel Ampera Concept News & Reports Motoring Web Wombat отключены
Opel Ampera Concept News & Reports Motoring Web Wombat

Opel Ampera Concept: European Plug-In Electric Car GM Europe’s president Carl-Peter Forster lofts the Euro COTY trophy like he won a running race Rüsselsheim, Germany Chevrolet prefers Volts, but it seems Opel prefers Amps. General Motor’s highly lauded German branch, Opel — fresh off winning European Car of the Year for the Insignia — will unveil the Ampera Concept in March. The new Ampera Concept car will be one of Opel’s star attractions at the upcoming Geneva Auto Salon in early March, showing off an interesting new design that differs slightly from the American-destined Chevrolet Volt. Using the same internals as the Chevrolet Volt, which is one ...

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Car review Vauxhall Ampera Confused com

Rubric: Opel | 26 мая 2014 | Комментарии к записи Car review Vauxhall Ampera Confused com отключены
Car review Vauxhall Ampera Confused com

Car review: Vauxhall Ampera It might be greener than Shrek and save you pounds at the pump, but it’s unfortunate the electric Vauxhall Ampera only seats four, warns car reviewer Tim Barnes-Clay. It might be greener than Shrek but what use is the Vauxhall Ampera if it can only carry four people? That’s what was going through my mind when I realised the car only had two seats in the back. With a battery filling the transmission tunnel, passenger space is eaten up to the point that there is no room for a middle rear-seat. This meant I couldn’t take my wife and three children with me for a day out. Instead, we went on our excursion in convoy — not exactly the family ...

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2012 Opel Ampera Review and Specs Autocarfocus

Rubric: Opel | 24 мая 2014 | Комментарии к записи 2012 Opel Ampera Review and Specs Autocarfocus отключены
2012 Opel Ampera Review and Specs Autocarfocus

2012 Opel Ampera Review and Specs Tuesday, May 1st 2012. Opel 2012 Opel Ampera with a new concept of electric cars is planned to be issued by General Motors. In the year 2012, the Opel was also not wanted to miss. Electric cars for the future are expected to replace the car with fuel oil, because in order to reduce global warming and save oil. This car equipped with a model that completely fresh and interesting to make everyone like him without having to create a doubt. Cars are issued with the name of this Opel Ampera will run well and smooth street festival next year, this is a concept from GM itself. Display is clean and powerful making the car became very innovative, and made into ...

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Drive Opel Insignia Select Sports Tourer Diesel Review

Rubric: Opel | 21 мая 2014 | Комментарии к записи Drive Opel Insignia Select Sports Tourer Diesel Review отключены
Drive Opel Insignia Select Sports Tourer Diesel Review

Make an enquiry Pros Grips well and corners impressively Frugal diesel engine Good storage up front Quiet Cons Busy dash Ride fidgety at low speeds Gruff engine Premium pricing While the Opel Insignia name may not be familiar to Australians, its lineage is. The previous iteration was sold here as the Holden Vectra before Holden decided the whole premium-pricing thing wasn’t working, so it switched to sourcing cheaper cars from South Korea. The car is back — in spirit, at least — and now wears the badge of General Motors’ European brand, Opel. The Insignia is the flagship of the Opel range for now and promises mid-size space with some European flair. Price ...

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Motors Opel Ampera wins 2012 car of the year

Rubric: Opel | 21 мая 2014 | Комментарии к записи Motors Opel Ampera wins 2012 car of the year отключены
Motors Opel Ampera wins 2012 car of the year

Opel Ampera wins 2012 car of the year Michael McAleer Car of the year 2012: Opel s new Ampera Opel’s Ampera has been voted European Car of the year 2012. The new car, which runs solely on electric power for up to 80kms and thereafter on electricity generated from an on-board 1.4-litre petrol engine, goes on sale in Ireland this spring. There has been some debate over whether the car is a fully-electric model or an advanced hybrid, but the format is designed to overcome the problem of “range anxiety” that has stymied sales of electric cars so far. The Ampera won out quite convincingly. With each of the 59 jury members from 23 countries awarding 25 points between the seven shortlisted ...

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Chevrolet Volt / Opel Ampera wins award for green motoring Smart Auto Car

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Chevrolet Volt / Opel Ampera wins award for green motoring Smart Auto Car

Chevrolet Volt / Opel Ampera wins award for green motoring The revolutionary Volt and Ampera electric car received a new recognition of the automotive press for its extended-range engine now earning the Award for International Engine of the Year ( International Engine of the Year Award ) in the category of green engine . in stiff competition with 45 other models green . This is the first time in 14 years of this award that an ecological model extended-range is the winner of the category. Until now, the short range of the batteries of electric cars makes them impractical for everyday use, so our revolutionary propulsion system able to remove this obstacle, by uniting factor of our environmentally ...

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General Motors committed to electric vehicles with Opel Ampera …

Rubric: Opel | 19 мая 2014 | Комментарии к записи General Motors committed to electric vehicles with Opel Ampera … отключены
General Motors committed to electric vehicles with Opel Ampera …

ON THE MOVE! FROM MONACO TO THE WORLD! General Motors, committed to electric vehicles, with Opel Ampera Opel is fully aware of social and environmental impacts generated by the growing mobility needs of citizens, and its technical development center is working to find solutions. First manufacturer to use paintings without organic solvents, first, to mark the plastic components to facilitate recycling and to provide the catalytic converter serial, Opel offers in 1995 the first 3-liters car Opel Corsa Eco3, consuming 3.4 l/100. It was followed by the development of optimized engines to run on CNG and LPG and by research in the field of hydrogen mobility in 2008, culminating in the production ...

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