With the first Opel Ampera General Motors failed in his attempt to bring to market an electric car competitive. The reasons for their failure could be summarized in the following. When it was launched to the market, the crisis was at an hot and price what little competitive. In addition, its interior and trunk capacity were behind the average segment. And finally, most provided by generator power, autonomy , was rather low.
In addition, General Motors made another mistake. He launched the Opel Ampera almost at the same time as the extinct Chevrolet Volt. Aesthetically were very similar and shared all the organs mechanical Basic. If that there was little differentiation between a model we add the gap between their base prices (the Chevrolet was quite cheaper than Opel), Opel was burying its Ampera shortly after arriving at the market.
To resolve the error and amended before customers, General Motors will launch a new electric car in Europe. It will be the new Opel Ampera-e which must redeem the American giant of their sins. However, on this occasion it strategy will be different. To start Chevrolet already does not sell its products on the continent so the new Opel Ampera-e you will not have direct in your same house competition. This and a radically different product should give the boost that the brand you need.
By this, the new Opel Ampera- and is presented in the next Hall of Paris. On an aesthetic level it will be based entirely in the American Chevrolet Bolt. In addition, not only will share a face beautiful, but their scheme mechanical will return to be identical. The new Ampera- e uses to a motor electric with 200 cv of power (150 kW) that will deliver a pair engine of 360 Nm. This block will provide an acceleration from 0 to 50 km / h of 3.2 second and its autonomy between refills will be of 322 kilometers.
If you look at the images, the main difference that can be found between the new Opel Ampera-e and the old Opel Ampera is its internal capacity. The old model was a four squares pure and hard with a little boot and the new model is has become in a minivan that, apparently, enjoys of good capacity inside and good boot.
Will be attentive to the next Salon of Paris for bring you the latest information on this new Ampera- e.
Source – Opel