Opel To Reveal Ampera Electric Car
At Geneva Motor Show
Rüsselsheim - Opel has announced
Ampera as the name of its revolutionary extended-range electric
car. The five-door, four-seat Opel Ampera will be revealed at
the 2009 Geneva Motor Show (March 5-15).
“With the Ampera, Opel will be the
first European automobile manufacturer to provide customers
several hundred kilometers of non-stop electric driving,” said
Alain Visser, GM Europe Chief Marketing Officer.
GM’s ground-breaking electric
propulsion technology, called Voltec, operates differently from
other advanced propulsion systems. For short trips up to 60 km,
the Ampera will run only on lithium-ion battery power charged
via a standard 230v outlet. For longer distances, the car will
continue to drive on electricity that is generated by a small
internal combustion engine.