Tag: Opel

Sep 24, 2021 - 12:10 pm

Mercedes buys stake in battery joint venture ACC

Mercedes-Benz acquires a stake in the European battery cell manufacturer Automotive Cells Company (ACC). The German car manufacturer becomes an equal shareholder together with Stellantis and Total. In the course of this announcement, the car manufacturer also gives further details of its battery strategy.

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Sep 2, 2021 - 02:03 pm

ACC granted funding to make batteries in Germany

ACC, the Franco-German initiative comprising PSA, Opel and Saft, has received funding notifications from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMVi) and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate to start constructing a battery cell factory in Germany as part of the EU’s Battery IPCEI.

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Sep 1, 2021 - 01:50 pm

Opel to release the Astra as a BEV

Opel will also offer the new Astra as a purely electric model from 2023. The manufacturer has now announced this at the official presentation of the sixth generation of the model. Before the launch as a BEV, plug-in hybrids in two performance levels are available for the new Astra.

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Aug 25, 2021 - 12:05 pm

Opel launches Citroën Ami spin off in Germany

Opel is introducing its own offshoot of the Citroën Ami light electric vehicle. The mini and low-cost EV will come to market as Opel Rocks-e in Germany with orders starting this autumn online or through direct sales at select Opel dealers – with other markets to follow in 2022.

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Aug 5, 2021 - 11:58 am

Further Stellantis brands to go fully electric

At the presentation of its business figures for the first half of the year, Stellantis gave new details on its electrification strategy. Accordingly, DS Automobiles will only launch pure BEVs on the market from 2024. Alfa Romeo is to become an all-electric car brand from 2027.

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Jul 27, 2021 - 01:03 pm

Michael Lohscheller to take over at Vinfast

Michael Lohscheller is to become CEO of the Vietnamese car manufacturer VINFAST LLC. After he departs from Stellantis set at the end of August, the acting Opel CEO will be charged with expanding VinFast’s operations, and presence around the globe as the company announced.

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Jul 13, 2021 - 03:32 pm

Renault’s DACH CEO to take over at Opel

Uwe Hochgeschurtz, currently CEO of Renault in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH region), will become Opel’s new CEO on 1 September 2021. Hochgeschurtz succeeds Michael Lohscheller, who “has decided to take on another challenge outside the Stellantis Group”.

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Jul 13, 2021 - 12:05 pm

Opel Astra now available with two hybrid variants

Opel has presented the sixth Astra generation, which will also be offered as a plug-in hybrid in two performance levels from the start. The new Opel Astra will be available to order from autumn and roll out to the first customers from early 2022.

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Jul 8, 2021 - 05:11 pm

Stellantis to invest €30 billion in e-mobility

Stellantis has presented its new electrification strategy. The multi-brand group wants to achieve 70 per cent of its sales in Europe and 40 per cent in the USA with “low emission vehicles” by 2030. In Europe, Opel is to become an electric brand by 2028.

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Jul 6, 2021 - 02:20 pm

Stellantis to build electric vans in the UK

The Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port is to become an electric vehicle production site: Stellantis has announced that it will turn the plant into a production site for battery-electric commercial vehicles and passenger car models of the Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën brands.

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Jun 21, 2021 - 01:33 pm

Stellantis expands plant at Opel HQ in Germany

Stellantis reports extensive work at Opel’s headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, to implement the electrified EMP2 platform. This will allow Opel/Vauxhall to introduce a second production shift in Rüsselsheim, which is scheduled to start in autumn this year.

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Jun 8, 2021 - 12:05 pm

Opel reveals first details to electrified Astra

Opel has provided a first preview of the new generation of the Astra, which will be electrified for the first time and is scheduled to start production at the Rüsselsheim plant later this year. The new Opel Astra will be offered as a five-door model as well as a Sports Tourer estate version.

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May 26, 2021 - 12:05 am

Opel Movano-e to drop in 2021

Opel has presented the new Movano, which will also be available as an all-electric version starting from the launch. The new generation of the large van is supposed to achieve top values in loading capacities and operating costs – but many key data are already known from the sister models.

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May 7, 2021 - 12:34 pm

Opel considers an electric Manta

Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller is thinking aloud about a possible return of the Manta as an electric car. The feedback on the Manta GSe ElektroMOD study presented as a rendering in March had been so “overwhelming” that Opel’s market research would certainly play through a potential series version.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 10:51 am

Opel’s fast electric prototype from 50 years ago

Opel reminds us that 50 years ago there was a prototype of the Opel GT with an all-electric drive that never went into series production. The ‘Elektro GT’ set a total of six electric car world records on 17 and 18 May 1971 on the Formula 1 circuit in Hockenheim.

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Apr 1, 2021 - 11:33 am

Stellantis to deliver fuel cell transporters in 2021

The Stellantis Group has announced that three electric transporters from Opel, Peugeot and Citroën will also be offered with a fuel cell system this year, which should enable WLTP ranges of over 400 kilometres. Specifically, these are the Opel Vivaro, Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy.

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Mar 24, 2021 - 04:02 pm

Opel expands battery centre to cover eCMP models

Opel has upgraded its battery centre at its headquarters in Rüsselsheim. In addition to the Ampera and Ampera-e, the batteries of all Opel models on the eCMP platform (currently the Corsa-e and Mokka-e) and Combo-e, Vivaro-e and Zafira-e Life are now tested and, if necessary, repaired there.

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Mar 15, 2021 - 12:14 pm

Opel teases an electric Manta

Opel is electrifying its cult model Manta. The carmaker has provided a first preview of the Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD, a purely electric reinterpretation of the 1970 original. It remains unclear whether the electric Manta will remain a one-off or actually go into production.

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Feb 17, 2021 - 11:25 am

Opel Mokka-e production back in swing

Delivery problems with the Mokka-e are a thing of the past, according to Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller. In an interview, Lohscheller stated that any customer who orders a Mokka-e now should still receive their vehicle in 2021.

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Feb 5, 2021 - 01:43 pm

VDL & Camperfixx cooperate on electric motorhome

VDL Bus Venlo will become an industrial partner of Camperfixx, a camper builder from Friesland. VDL will build compact electric campers based on the almost identical vehicles Peugeot Expert, Toyota Proace, Opel Vivaro and Citroën Jumpy. The first model is scheduled for completion in February.

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Jan 20, 2021 - 12:46 pm

Opel/Vauxhall presents Combo-e Cargo van

Opel-Vauxhall has presented the new Combo-e Cargo. From size and capability, the all-electric high-roof van fits in between the Vivaro-e electric van and the big Movano-e that the brand will unveil later this year.

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Jan 18, 2021 - 12:04 pm

PSA & FCA complete Stellantis merger

PSA and FCA have now completed their merger, paving the way for the creation of Stellantis. The new group’s ordinary shares will start trading on Euronext in Paris and Mercato Telematico Azionario in Milan on 18 January, and on the New York Stock Exchange on 19 January, each under the symbol “STLA”.

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Jan 14, 2021 - 02:43 pm

PSA sold 120,000 electrified models throughout 2020

The PSA Group recorded around 120,000 new registrations for electrified models in 2020, one reason it met the European CO2 targets. At the same time, the French company’s total sales slumped 27.8% to 2.51 million cars in the crisis year compared to 2019.

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24.09.2021 12:04