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Opel Ampera and iZEUS: Intelligent electric driving and recharging

02.10.2013

The presentation of a specially-equipped Ampera to the Technical Institute Karlsruhe (KIT) marks the commencement of a field trial in the research project iZEUS (intelligent Zero Emission Urban System) in Stuttgart ...

Opel Ampera Wins "eCar Award 2013" As Best Overall Concept

13.09.2013

Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. In 2010, the revolutionary Opel Ampera won the newly introduced "eCar Award” as the "Innovation of the Year"; in 2011 the series production vehicle was voted "eCar of the Year" ...

Opel Ampera Electric Vehicle Now At Low Price of 38,300 euros

09.09.2013

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Ampera is unique. No other European electric car can transport four people up to 80 kilometers on pure electric power and more than 500 kilometers in bi-fuel operation without making a stop to re-charge ...

Opel/Vauxhall Ampera Leads Field at the ITU World Triathlon Series

11.07.2013

Rüsselsheim. The Opel/Vauxhall Ampera is the official lead car at the three final European legs of the ITU World Triathlon Series 2013. Opel/Vauxhall is the official auto supplier and one the key sponsors of the competitions in Hamburg (July 20 – 21) and Stockholm (August 24 – 25) ...

Frozen Baltic Sea: Opel Ampera Braves Freezing Temperatures

14.03.2013

Rüsselsheim. Snow-covered streets and icy roads are not uncommon in some European countries right now. In Estonia temperatures fall so low that parts of the Baltic Sea can be driven over on up to 50 days a year ...

Mission Title Defense: Opel Ampera at Rallye Monte-Carlo

12.03.2013

Rüsselsheim. Opel is taking part in the international Rallye Monte-Carlo for the second time with the Ampera EV ...

Opel Insignia now runs on cost-effective Liquefied Petroleum Gas

17.07.2012

Rüsselsheim. The Opel Insignia is now also available with a 1.4 turbocharged LPG ecoFLEX engine designed to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) ...

Opel Ampera is Europe’s best selling passenger electric vehicle

26.06.2012

Rüsselsheim. Opel’s revolutionary Ampera electric vehicle is Europe’s best selling passenger electric vehicle according to sales figures from May 2012 ...

Electric Ampera/Volt range extender wins green engine award

14.06.2012

Rüsselsheim/Stuttgart. The revolutionary Ampera and Volt electric vehicles have been given yet more global recognition by the automotive media ...

Range extending electric Opel Ampera joins daily car hire market with Europcar

24.05.2012

Rüsselsheim/Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Opel, one of Europe’s largest car makers and Europcar, the leading car hire company in Europe, announced today that 30 Opel Amperas, the award-winning range extending electric car ...

Opel HydroGen4 gets its first hydrogen fuel from wind power

24.04.2012

Berlin/Rüsselsheim. For the first time, the longstanding Opel partners TOTAL and ENERTRAG have started to supply a Berlin gas station with hydrogen fuel produced from wind power ...

Opel Ampera Wins Monte Carlo Rally

26.03.2012

Rüsselsheim/Monte Carlo. After winning the “Car of the Year 2012” award, the Opel Ampera has now also won the 13. International Monte Carlo Rally for electric cars and alternative propulsion in which it competed for the first time ...

Opel Ampera Debuts At Rally Monte Carlo

19.03.2012

Rüsselsheim. For the first time in its history, Opel is providing its award-winning electric cars for the prestigious international Rally Monte Carlo. Six electric Opel Ampera will make their debut in the “Alternative Energy” version of the rally ...

GM, NASA Jointly Developing Robotic Gloves for Human Use

13.03.2012

HOUSTON – General Motors and NASA are jointly developing a robotic glove that auto workers and astronauts can wear to help do their respective jobs better while potentially reducing the risk of repetitive stress injuries ...

Opel Ampera Celebrates Double Win at the “10th Internet Auto Award”

06.03.2012

Rüsselsheim/Geneva. After the start of deliveries to customers, the Opel Ampera has won two prizes in the “10th Internet Auto Award” sponsored by the AutoScout24 website ...

Two Opel World Premieres and Unique E-Bike Design Study

06.03.2012

Rüsselsheim/Geneva. Opel is unveiling two world premieres at this year’s Geneva Motor Show (March 6-18, 2012): the all-new Mokka sub-compact SUV and the new powerful Astra OPC ...

Ampera and Volt voted “Car of the Year 2012”

05.03.2012

Geneva. The Opel Ampera and the Chevrolet Volt have today won the “Car of the Year 2012” award ...

Opel Ampera: More Orders Than Expected

05.03.2012

Rüsselsheim. Opel has already received some 7,000 orders for its award-winning Ampera electric vehicle. This latest figure even surpasses Opel’s most optimistic expectations for this point in time ...

Opel Ampera: First Customers Take Delivery

21.02.2012

Rüsselsheim. Deliveries of the Opel Ampera electric vehicle have begun and are going to plan. The first Opel Ampera electric cars with revolutionary range-extending capability have been given to customers ...

Two Opel World Premieres at the 2012 Geneva Show

08.02.2012

Rüsselsheim. Opel is looking forward to two world premieres at this year’s Geneva Motor Show (March 6-18, 2012): the all-new Mokka sub-compact SUV and the new Astra OPC ...

Opel/Vauxhall Supports UK Hydrogen Initiative

20.01.2012

Rüsselsheim/London. Opel/Vauxhall has joined forces with the UK H2 Mobility initiative to promote the manufacturing and use of hydrogen vehicles in Britain ...

New Economical, Powerful LPG Models Expand Opel’s ecoFLEX Offer

19.01.2012

Rüsselsheim. Opel is expanding and enhancing its Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) offer. The Astra 5-door hatchback, the Astra Sports Tourer and the Meriva can now be ordered with the new, powerful yet economical 1.4 liter LPG Turbo ecoFLEX engine ...

Opel Ampera nominated for Car of the Year 2012

09.01.2012

Rüsselsheim. For a fourth year in a row, Opel has reached the final of Europe’s top automotive award. This time the Opel Ampera is in the running for the Car of the Year 2012 award ...

Opel Ampera modifications

05.01.2012

Rüsselsheim. Opel today announced enhancements to the Ampera that are designed to further reduce the potential of a battery fire days or weeks after a severe accident ...

Students challenged to create the 2020 Ampera in social media design competition

05.01.2012

Rüsselsheim. 'Design the 2020 Ampera' is the challenge being thrown down to students across Europe in a new interactive competition created by Car Design News and Opel/Vauxhall. The students will develop their designs using social media ...

Santa 2.0 goes electric: Opel RAK e instead of reindeer

09.12.2011

Rüsselsheim. Santa Claus has always travelled in a carbon neutral fashion. However, this year the new Santa is giving his reindeer a well-deserved break ...

New CNG Zafira Tourer with Best-in-Class 530 km Natural Gas Range

08.12.2011

Rüsselsheim. Shortly after the Zafira Tourer’s world premiere at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show, Opel is broadening the spectrum of its new compact monocab with highly efficient and environmentally friendly alternative propulsion ...

NH Berlin Friedrichstrasse receives Opel HydroGen4

02.12.2011

Rüsselsheim/Berlin. Opel has gained a new partner to test its fuel cell vehicles in real life scenarios. Now the hotel NH Berlin Friedrichstrasse is using a HydroGen4 vehicle which is powered by hydrogen ...

Opel Lightweight Electric Vehicle: 100 Kilometers for 1 Euro

13.09.2011

Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. Energy costs, efficiency and lightweight design are in the spotlight at the 64th Frankfurt International Motor Show. Opel is staking a strong claim for the center ...

Opel Lightweight Electric Vehicle: The One Euro Car

07.09.2011

Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. Opel is staking a strong claim for the title of star-attraction at the 64th Frankfurt International Motor Show with an all-new battery-powered electric vehicle. The concept opens a new chapter in electric mobility and extends Opel’s pioneering role ...

Opel LPG Initiative: Reduces Fuel Costs by 40 Percent

05.07.2011

Rüsselsheim. As fuel prices remain in constant fluctuation and society’s focus on ecological awareness continues to grow, Opel offers cost-conscious and environmentally-aware drivers attractive alternatives with its LPG models ...

Opel ecoFLEX Experience: Europe’s Greenest Driver Found!

26.07.2010

Malmö. Opel sought Europe’s Greenest Driver and Portugal’s António Gonçalves proved worthy of the title this weekend. Under the motto: “Green Driver: Wanted!” Opel initiated ...

No-compromise on savings – LPG ex works from Opel

23.03.2010

Rüsselsheim. Opel is expanding its Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) offer to a total of seven models when it adds two new versions on the Agila available now. With this move, the brand underscores its mission ...

Real world testing proves GM/Opel HydroGen4 fuel cell vehicles viable

14.05.2009

Stavanger, Norway. Six months into road testing of HydroGen4 vehicles in Berlin has shown the fourth generation of GM/Opel fuel cell cars are reliable and that the future of hydrogen mobility is viable, ...

 

ADAC's Yellow Angel takes a green trip with a GM/Opel HydroGen4

03.02.2009

Berlin. On the “Day of the Yellow Angel,” an annual meeting of the German automobile club (ADAC), GM/Opel has presented the group with a HydroGen4 car they will use for roadside ...

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