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Life After GM: Meet The Grandland X PHEV, Opel’s First Plug-in Under PSA

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Opel (and its UK sibling Vauxhall) haven’t had that much choice when it comes to plug-in vehicles. Under General Motors, the only plug-ins offered for sale in Europe by Opel were the Opel Ampera (a rebadged Chevrolet Volt that was sold for a few years) and more recently, the Opel Ampera-e (a rebadged Chevrolet Bolt EV that has been available in very limited numbers).

With the Volt discontinued, how should Chevy use the name now? Take our Twitter poll

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The Chevrolet Volt has one of the all-time great names for a plug-in car—even better than its former European sibling the Opel Ampera, based on sales at least.The company even used the name on an experimental plug-in hybrid wagon in 1980.

Coca-Cola Purchases Fleet Of Opel Ampera-E Electric Cars

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Coca-Cola finds that the Opel Ampera-E is a perfect fit for its operations in Norway The Opel Ampera-E (the European clone of the Chevrolet Bolt EV) is not a common sight, as not many were sold after Opel was acquired by PSA from General Motors. Through the first seven months of 2018, the Ampera-E is not even […]

Watch This Opel Ampera-E Fast Charge To 100% At 175 kWh Charger

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Thankfully, the video is played back at 15-times normal speed. Above, behold a sped up video of an Opel Ampera-E — basically, a badge-engineered Chevy Bolt — fast charging.

Is The Chevrolet Volt (Holden Volt, Opel/Vauxhall Ampera) The Best Used Plug-in Hybrid You Can Buy?

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - A few weeks ago, we published a video on this channel discussing eight used electric cars you could buy without breaking the bank. At the time, a lot of you asked why we hadn’t covered the Chevrolet Volt in the list. Part of the reason was because we felt it best to cover plug-in hybrids in a separate video, and part of it was because we were preparing to ask if the Chevrolet Volt was the best used plug-in hybrid car that you can buy today. We think it is. Watch the video above to find out why.

Watch Tesla Model 3 Blow Away Opel Ampera-E

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - We so often see the Tesla Model S smoking all comers, but not the Model 3. That’s likely because its rather new and its performance is not nearly on par with the Model S P100D, but that doesn’t mean the Model 3 lacks the racing pedigree.

Opel to swap Ampera-e (aka Bolt EV) for all-electric Corsa model in 2020

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - It's been six months since General Motors completed the sale of its Opel division in Europe to PSA Group, the French parent of the Citroën, DS, and Peugeot brands. With the sale came licenses to run out the model life of GM-designed vehicles sold as Opels (and Vauxhalls in the U.

GM Was Reportedly Losing $12,000 On Every Opel Ampera-E

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - In the short time that the Opel Ampera-e was sold in Europe under GM ownership, the carmaker was reportedly losing 10,000 euros ($11,900) on every vehicle it sold. On the back of reports that PSA wants a refund of almost $1 billion from GM following its purchase of the Opel brand, Reuters has uncovered the costs which GM was sustaining when selling the European variant of the Chevrolet Bolt.

GM Reportedly Suffered $12,000 Loss Per Ampera-e (Bolt) Sold By Opel

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Due diligence performed by PSA wasn’t diligent enough The recent stop sale and massive price hikes of the Opel Ampera-e are all starting to make a bit more sense now. In a Reuters report detailing how PSA wants GM to refund them as much as 800 million Euros ($952,696,000 at today’s.

Holden Wants Left-Hand-Drive Chevy Bolt For New Zealand

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - It turns out that not only Opel in Europe has had troubles in getting the Chevrolet Bolt EV (Ampera-e) to its market, now Holden New Zealand is dying to be able sell one too. Early in the EV’s planning, General Motors decided to develop only the left-hand-drive Bolt EV out of its Orion, Michigan assembly facility, leaving the markets where the wheel is on the wrong side without the ability to acquire the car. So that includes the UK ( is now part of Opel), Japan, Australia and New Zealand (where GM’s Holden operates).