With the first Opel Ampera General Motors failed in its attempts to bring to market an electric car competitive. The reasons of their failure could be summarized in the following. When it was launched to the market, the crisis was at its algido and, its price to uncompetitive. In addition, your capacity interior and trunk were behind the average for the segment. And finally, your electrical autonomy, further provided by the builder, was very scarce.
Additionally, General Motors committed another error. Launched the Opel Ampera almost at the same time that the now defunct Chevrolet Volt. Aesthetically were very similar and shared all the mechanical organs basic. If the little differentiation there was between a model we add the gap between their price bases (the Chevrolet was considerably cheaper than the Opel), Opel was burying its Ampera soon after arriving at the market.
To solve your error and amended with clients, General Motors is going to launch in Europe a new electric car. Will be the new Opel Ampera-e the need to redeem the american giant of their sins. However, on this occasion, the strategy will be different. To start Chevrolet no longer sells their products in the old continent so that the new Opel Ampera-e will not have direct competition in your house. This and a product radically different should give you the boost that your brand needs.
For this reason, the new Opel Ampera-e will be presented in the next Paris Salon. On an aesthetic level will be based, in its entirety in the Chevrolet Bolt, american. In addition, not only will share a pretty face, but its mechanical layout will be identical. The new Ampera-and it draws on a electric motor with 200 hp (150 kW) that issued a torque of 360 Nm. This block will provide an acceleration of 0 to 50 km/h in 3,2 second and their autonomy between recharges will be of 322 kilometers.
If we look at the images, the main difference that we find between the new Opel Ampera-e and the old Opel Ampera lies in its ability inside. The old model was a four-seater pure and hard with a thin trunk and the new model has become a monovolúmen that, apparently, has a good interior capacity and good luggage space.
We will be attentive to the next Paris to bring you the latest information on this new Ampera-e.
Source – Opel