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

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 friendly electric motor with the autonomy of a combustion engine. Get the award of Best Green Engine is the highest recognition of this achievement, said Uwe Winter, Line Manager and Chief Engineer of Opel, who received the award from the British organizers, Engine Technology International magazine.

The award was presented by a jury of 76 automotive journalists from 35 countries around the world who had to choose the winners of 12 categories for excellence in powertrain engineering. They agreed that this year was one of the most difficult to resolve, and involving 39 engines.


One of the jurors, Bill McKinnon, explained why the engine extended range Ampera / Volt had a strong endorsement: Combining the efficiency of pure power with the versatility and convenience of oil means that it is a leading solution .

Another juror, Massimo Nascimbene, said that now extended the concept of autonomy is the best way to increase the power of the electrical conductivity, while reducing addiction combustion engine. GM did very well, beginning a path of leadership.

This award comes at a time in the world, fuel prices are rising and small engines, environmental and electrical are playing an increasingly prominent role in the international automotive market.

Opel Ampera Electric Cars

There are 16 kWh lithium ion battery delivering power to the electric motor hp 111kW/150 Ampera / Volt. Depending on driving style and road conditions, this car can cover 40 to 80 miles solely by battery-mode operation, completely free of emissions. Another important aspect is that the wheels of the car always electrically operated.

Meanwhile, in the extended-range mode, which is activated when the battery has reached its minimum state of charge, energy is spent well and passed an electric traction generator driven by a gasoline engine of 1.4 liters, 63 kW/86, allowing a range of more than 500 miles without recharging the pond.

The Ampera and Volt together have won several international awards, including among them the World Green Car of the Year 2011. Also, were praised for their safety with the award of 5 stars Euro NCAP. In addition, last year, the Volt was named one of the top ten engines for North America for automotive magazine Ward.

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