Opel will abandon Ampera hybrid

January 4, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Opel is going to abandon the production of the hybrid model Ampera, at one time won the honorary title of “Car of the Year 2012″. Ampera is a visually changed version of Chevrolet Volt, which represent a new generation in 2016, after which the German version will be liquidated.
The decision to withdraw Ampera from the assembly line is due to low demand for the model, which went on sale in 2011. Last year it was sold 3000 184 hybrid, this is 40 percent lower than a year earlier. In the first five months of this year Ampera purchased 332 people – 67 percent less than the same period 2013th.

Opel Ampera hybrid pics

Opel Ampera hybrid image

At its home market, where the price of the model starts at 38.6 thousand euros, “Opel” this year managed to sell only 46 Ampera cars. For example, in Germany during that time were sold almost twice as many supercars Ferrari F12Berlinetta.

Opel Ampera hybrid pics

Opel Ampera hybrid picture

Opel Ampera, like the Chevrolet Volt, is equipped with a hybrid power plant, consisting of a 1.4-liter petrol “four” power of 85 horsepower, 160-horsepower electric motor and a set of lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 16 kilowatt-hours. Power reserve pure electric is 60 kilometers and a maximum distance of travel at completely filled tank and charged batteries is 500 kilometers.

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