Opel will produce its electric car Ampera-e in the USA

February 19, 2016 at 10:27 pm

German car brand Opel which is a part of the concern General Motors decided to produce its new electric car Ampera-e at the plant in Detroit. The new generation of the car will get another body and more modern equipment.

Innovative Opel Ampera-e pic

Innovative Opel Ampera-e pic

New model will be built on the chassis of Chevrolet Bolt EV and receive a body type of hatchback, thus, General Motors decided to unify the chassis of cars, which will allow to significantly reduce costs for the development of the car, almost all the parts of the car will be unified, also the weight of the new generation of Ampera will be reduced.

New modern Ampera-e image

New modern Ampera-e image

Under the hood of the car company’s engineers have installed a hybrid power unit which output is 300 horsepower. This car can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 7 seconds. The car can pass around 300 kilometers using only electricity. The current generation of the car already is produced since 2011 and is built on the Chevrolet Volt chassis. The weight of the car is 1732 kilograms, under the hood of the model there is a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine generating 149 horsepower and an electric motor with an output 74 horsepower. Cruising range is 65 kilometers.

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