Vauxhall announces Ampera price
£28,995 after rebate.
£150 refundable reservation fee too.
Hmmm not as bad as expected.
Pretty interesting to sit and watch. They hit 169 km/h at one point, that's a little bit more than officially claimed.
The ~95MPH top speed of the Leaf is plenty fast for me here in the USA with low speed limits.
For someone with an autobahn, the top speed advantage of Ampera over Leaf starts to seem compelling.
100% BEVs really aren't well suited to inefficient very high speed travel.
Going that fast isn't very environmentally friendly...
Opel invited bloggers to an event at the Frankfurt IAA Show later this month, but something else is in store.
Ampera up close: Blog get-together at the IAA | Opel Ampera Blog
So, what is that under the cover? An Opel-ised version of the Chevy Spark EV?
Shape looks about right for the 'e-spark'...
Are you one of the 'bloggers' that got invited?
Then there is the "Beat EV":
GM Unveils Chevy Beat Electric Vehicle in India (The Torque Report)
Last edited by TEG; 09-03-2011 at 02:54 PM.
That's the last generation of the Spark but the new one fits the silhouette even more closely.
It was an open invitation to the first 10 to reply on twitter. Unfortunately I have something very important at work that day, otherwise I'd have been on the first train down there. Frankfurt is shaping up to be another good EV show.
The front bumper/nose on that covered car in the photo looks lower than the 'tall' nose on the new Spark.
More on EV rumors for the Spark:
Will GM's First All-Electric Car Be A Chevy Spark Minicar?
(And with a name like "Spark" it sounds like they had plans to make it electric...)
Last edited by TEG; 09-08-2011 at 12:03 PM.
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