Opel Ampera Wins Green Technology Award Localcooling

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Opel Ampera Wins Technology Award

GM Europe, the of Opel motorcars, has become the recipient of the new Green Technology from the British magazine Car? The Opel Ampera a truly unique power called E-REV (Extended-Range Vehicle) technology.

The Ampera is a electric vehicle with a range of about 60 miles. most European automobile falls within the 60 mile the Opel Ampera also a gasoline-powered, on-board generator to power for up to 500 miles of travel. The engine does not drive the only an electrical generator to the electric drive motors.

The extended range relieves the most consumers have had the limited range of electric

The What Car? Green recognize advancements in European motorcar technology. The inaugural was presented at a ceremony in London by Boris Johnson and What


Editor Steve Fowler.

Voltec power system is adaptable to future fuel technology by simply removing the generator and installing the new fuel as technology progresses. This makes the Opel Ampera “future-proof”, according to Fowler. of the Opel Ampera is scheduled to in 2011, with UK models for the market in early 2012.

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While GM Europe receives GM-US is struggling. After emerging from bankruptcy, still claims to be set to release the new Volt. The Volt will use the Voltec power system by the Opel Ampera, however, are distinct differences in the two models.

The Chevy Volt will have an electric range of 40 miles with an extended of 640 miles. The cost is expected to be $35k-$40k USD, far beyond the range of most American The production and release dates for the have been fluctuating 2010 to 2011 or later.

GM the delay is due to continuing battery research and development. Strangely, the Ampera engineers at GM Europe do not to have that problem.

It is interesting to note that GM-US has been suffering GM Europe has remained strong and in the US wonder why this is the case. It is that before any automobile be successful in the US, consumers need to the styling more than the Americans have historically more interested in appearance economy.

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