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Separated at birth: The differences the Chevy Volt and Opel

You’re probably already with the Opel Ampera. the Chevrolet Volt’s sleeker, and more sophisticated brother another European mother. Up now, there really been all that much the Volt and the Ampera save for aesthetic differences on the Ampera’s such as the front end’s boomerang headlights and obvious branding.

Recently, though, Bradley and the Translogic crew headed the pond to Germany to see if the differences the Volt and Ampera are indeed visual. Interestingly, they one distinction between the two.

Chevy Volts feature driving modes: Normal, and Mountain. German Amperas a fourth mode: Halten, or hold” mode. Halten gives drivers the ability to the use of the Ampera’s battery and power with the vehicle s fuel

The idea being that economy on highways, like the will yield higher efficiency and battery power can be for city driving where economy is typically low.

though the Volt doesn’t the fourth driving mode, the Halten Mode is similar in ways to the Volt’s Mountain The main difference between the two is while the Volt’s Mountain is in engaged it recharges the battery at 45 state of charge, while the Halten Mode does Instead, it holds that at whatever level it was at when and doesn’t try to recharge the battery.

We’re not entirely sure why Mode was omitted from the but Hasemeyer guesses government may have played a part. And the Opel Ampera has been a success in Europe – and is on its way to meeting sales targets for the year – the Volt, while critically has struggled with sales in Issues regarding battery and a seemingly high price tag helped matters either.

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In Europe, GM has already received orders for the Ampera in February It took the Volt’s a full of production before it reached level, selling 7,671 in

Unlike its American counterpart, the Ampera has been basking in the of affection at least sales So much so, in fact, that the might be developing an unhealthy complex over its European Could the Ampera’s more design and additional drive be the proverbial straw to break the back? We doubt it.

And besides, it could just be a of time before some and tech savvy Volt figures out a way to “jailbreak” the Volt and us Americans to utilized Halten this side of the Atlantic.

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Opel Ampera Electric Cars
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