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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


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


Bob Lutz Would Like A Do-Over On The Chevy Volt

February 1st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Electric cars face a number of uphill battles, including managing weight while trying to add hundreds of pounds in batteries to give it a workable range. Never one to mince words, Bob Lutz has made it known that had he a second chance, he’d do things a lot differently when it comes to the Chevy Volt


Chevy Volt Vehicles Outsell All Plug-In Cars in the U.S, and Here is Why

January 25th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

Chevy Volt sales may be seem blow, but they still outsold the rest of the plug-in cars on the U.S market in 2012. In 2012, they accounted for 45% of all plug-in electric car sales in the United States, at 23,461 units, and when you account for the Volt's European cousin, the Opel Ampera, the picture looks even rosier


Euro-Volt Get’s Selectable EV Mode; Not Planned for U.S.

October 21st, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

Is this a case of the grass is always greener, or is GM cutting the U.S. market out of one of the Chevy Volt’s coolest tricks? Over in Europe, the Chevy Volt will get a selectable EV-mode button that will allow drivers to choose if they want to run the gas-engine, or drive in EV-only mode


GM Partners with LG to Build Electric Vehicles

August 25th, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

If the world is really going to start using electric cars en masse, it is going to take the collective resources of many of the world’s biggest companies to make it happen. So hot on the heels of Toyota and Ford’s announcement of teaming up on hybrid tech, GM announced today that it will partner with LG to build electric vehicles


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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