Opel Am­pera a re­badged Bolt for 2016

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING - — Wheels Reporter.

OPEL will launch re­badged Chevro­let Bolt EV next year, as the Ger­man brand con­tin­ues the big­gest, most far­reach­ing model of­fen­sive in its his­tory with 29 new mod­els be­tween 2016 and 2020.

The new model, which will be called “Am­pera- e”, was an­nounced to­day by GM CEO Mary Barra at the CAR Sym­po­sium in Bochum, Ger­many.

“GM and Opel have al­ways been con­vinced that elec­tric cars will play a defin­ing role in fu­ture mo­bil­ity. The gamechang­ing tech­nol­ogy of the Am­pera- e is a sig­nif­i­cant step to­ward re­al­iz­ing that vi­sion. Our new bat­tery elec­tric car is also an­other boost for Opel’s rep­u­ta­tion for mak­ing in­no­va­tive en­gi­neer­ing widely ac­ces­si­ble.”

Trends like ur­ban­i­sa­tion and pro­tect­ing the en­v­i­ron- ment also call for new kinds of mo­bil­ity and al­ter­na­tive propul­sion sys­tems.

“Elec­tric ve­hi­cles have the po­ten­tial to make a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to cli­mate pro­tec­tion and emis­sions re­duc­tion”, said Opel group CEO Dr. Karl- Thomas Neu­mann.

“The new Opel Am­pera- e will open the road to elec­tric mo­bil­ity by break­ing down the bar­ri­ers of high price and short driv­ing range.”

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Opel will launch re­badged Chevro­let Bolt as the Am­pera- e EV next year.

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