Chevy Volt Given Marching Orders In Europe Opel Ampera To Remain

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Chevy Volt Given Orders In Europe, Opel To Remain

Chevrolet s range-extending electric car, currently to buy in certain European countries its European-branded GM Twin the Vauxhall/Opel has officially been given its to vacate the continent by the end of 2015, just its European twin on

That s according to an official release from General today, in which the Detroit-based says the entire Chevrolet name will be dropped Europe from 2016. it continues, GM will trade in Europe as the long-standing Opel and Vauxhall in the UK.

From 2016, only the (Opel) Ampera will be on in Europe.

This means fans of the plug-in Volt who its more businesslike bowtie over the Ampera s more swept boomerang lights and grille have just two years to buy a Volt before the disappears from the marketplace

Essentially, GM says, Chevrolet has a bit of a distraction, since many are already sold as rebadged or Opel brand cars and its dealers many of whom both marques have up needlessly competing with and confusing buyers.

Unlike Chevrolet, whose identity is acknowledged and perhaps feared by some buyers, the and Vauxhall brands have loyal followers, so it makes for GM to drop the bowtie from its lineup.

What of the Volt? It ll be available just not as a Volt. of choosing between two almost cars (aside from the in name, and a few trim panels, cars are made on the same production line with the mechanical components) the only plug-in fans will is which colour and trim to order.


The Volt and Ampera are almost anyway: can you tell which car is?

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Perhaps more interesting for buyers however, is the news while Chevrolet is leaving Cadillac GM s prestige brand undergo significant European in the coming years. And that its ELR range-extended luxury coupe is also built on the same and chassis as the Volt and Ampera be coming to European shores as a plug-in model to compete premium European names BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.

Will the official departure of the Volt from Europe the plug-in marketplace much? our perspective in the UK it s unlikely: at the time of while there are many dealers across the country, a handful of them are Volt  and the majority of GM s European EV customers an Ampera, not a Volt. For those who do a Volt one of the  Transport editorial staff included we it s likely that GM will arrangements for warranty and service to pass to the nearest Ampera instead.

So, little will change, but is one other thing that we re sure the news means: it s unlikely we ll ever see the Chevy GM s first all-electric car since the EV1, make landfall in Ever. And for that, we mourn.

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