Shortly before the market launch of the Corsa-e, Opel has significantly reduced the prices for the all-electric Ampera-e in the Netherlands. The Business version is now available from 34,149 euros instead of 44,799 euros.
For the Business Executive version, Opel has reduced the entry-level price to 37,149 euros (previously €48,449). The leasing rates for a term of 60 months and mileage of 10,000 kilometres per year will drop to 459 euros per month for business customers and 539 euros for private individuals. This is apparently to propel the sale of the remaining existing electric cars, as Opel Netherlands itself makes a note of a “limited stock”.
“The supply of the Ampera-e is limited, so prospective buyers should not wait too long, because in this case ‘gone’ is really ‘gone’,” the Dutch importer says. No information is given on how many vehicles are available. Nevertheless, a price reduction of more than 10,000 euros is remarkable – after all, it is an official price, not a self negotiated discount.
Since the sale of Opel to PSA in 2017, things had become very quiet around the Ampera-e. The sister model of the Chevrolet Bolt is based on technology from General Motors, which also builds it for Opel in the USA. Since Chevrolet was able to sell the Bolt well in the US, there was constant speculation about how many units of the electric car the US company would make for Opel. In 2019 as a whole, only 120 Ampera-e were newly registered in Germany.
On the German Opel website, the Ampera-e is still listed, but is also marked “stock vehicles only”. The price starts at 42,990 euros in neighbouring Germany. The 150 kW Ampera-e with its 60 kWh battery has a WLTP range of 423 kilometres.