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Opel Ampera Price Slashed $10,000

September 12th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Automakers are chopping thousands of dollars off the price of electric vehicles here in America, bringing the price of these cars more in line with customer expectations, and sales have risen as a result. The Opel Ampera, the Chevy Volt’s European cousin, just got its own big price cut, chopping $10,000 off the MSRP, though it still outprices the Volt by a wide margin


Will The Next-Gen Chevy Volt Offer Multiple Battery Options?

March 8th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

You can bet that GM already has a good idea of what consumers what in the next-generation Chevrolet Volt. That means rumors and hearsay are starting to trickle out, though sometimes a single sentence from one suit can send the automotive media into a feeding frenzy. So comes word that the Chevy Volt may offer less range in the future...or on the flipside, even more range. Say what


Vauxhall Ampera Tries its Luck as an Ambulance Apprentice

March 1st, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

The Vauxhall Ampera, which is the European version of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, is going to be incorporated into the emergency fleet of the United Kingdom's NHS Trust. The United Kingdom's Yorkshire ambulance service would like to see how vehicles like this could be incorporated into such a fleet and reduce its carbon footprint and fuel expenditure by 30% by


Electric Vehicles Taking Off in Holland

February 13th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

There many only be 7,500 electric vehicles on the road in Holland, but the rate at which they are being adopted is quite fast. The number of electric vehicles on the road octupled last year alone. That's an eightfold increase


IAA EV Rundown

September 12th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

The IAA 2011 is fast approaching – it starts Thursday, Sept. 15th in Frankfurt and will go on until the 25th. This year, electric cars get their own display – all of Hall 4. The usual suspects - Opel Ampera, Citroen C-ZERO, Renault Twizy, Peugeot iOn and the BMW prototype i3 and i8 – will all be there. Visitors can not only get information, but sign up to test drive a variety of electric cars.


Opel Ampera Already Sold Out in Europe?

July 8th, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

Since the Chevy Volt went on sale late last year, GM has managed to sell about 2,745 of the plug-in hybrids to American consumers. Meanwhile its European cousin, the Opel Ampera, has already sold out of the 5,000 units allocated for



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