May 24, 2023 - 12:17 pm
Opel reveals revised Corsa Electric
Opel is giving its classic small car Corsa a facelift that comes with some technical changes to the electric version. The battery-electric Corsa-e, which Opel now calls Corsa Electric, gets more power and an improved battery for more range – with an important change to the other Stellantis models.
May 10, 2023 - 03:59 pm
Stellantis to recall over 90,000 PHEVs due to fire risk
Stellantis Group, which includes Citroen, DS, Opel and Peugeot brands, has announced a recall of over 90,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to dealerships. Approximately 32,000 of these affected PHEVs are in Germany. The recall is due to an increased risk of fire.
Apr 3, 2023 - 03:58 pm
Opel designs electric moon buggy
This year we have once again discovered the best April Fool’s jokes in the field of e-mobility and compiled them for you. For example, Opel is showing the Corsa Moon II, a solar-powered electric vehicle for space tourism based on the Corsa-e BEV model.
Apr 3, 2023 - 11:10 am
Stellantis will build EVs in Portugal
Stellantis has announced plans to manufacture electric vehicles in Portugal. From early 2025, the production centre in Mangualde will be the first assembly plant in Portugal to build battery-electric vans for Citroën, Fiat, Opel and Peugeot in large-scale production.
Mar 22, 2023 - 01:54 pm
Opel to release battery-electric Grandland in 2024
The Opel Grandland will be succeeded by an electric model next year. The parent company Stellantis is investing €130 million in the German plant in Eisenach to prepare it for the production of the e-SUV based on the new STLA Medium EV platform.
Mar 1, 2023 - 03:55 pm
Stellantis & Toyota launch recall due to battery issues
Numerous electric models from Stellantis and Toyota will have to go to the workshop because of possible battery problems. The affected vehicles, all of which were built in 2022, may have a fault in the specific software calibration of the traction battery control unit.
Dec 14, 2022 - 12:14 pm
Opel boosts the range for the new Mokka Electric
Opel/Vauxhall is now bringing the new electric drive generation from the Astra Electric to the electric Mokka. The small SUV has been renamed from Mokka-e to Mokka Electric and now comes with a range of over 406 kilometres (252 miles) according to WLTP.
Dec 5, 2022 - 04:36 pm
Opel issues global recall for the Corsa
Opel is recalling 16,605 units of its Corsa small car worldwide due to a software error, causing prescribed compliance test bench measurements with the exhaust emission regulations to not be able to be carried out. Curiously, the recall also affects the all-electric variant of the Corsa.
Nov 30, 2022 - 12:05 am
Premiere of the Opel Astra Electric: The range is complete
Opel has presented the first battery-electric version of its compact Astra model – as a five-door and in parallel also as an estate. With the battery-electric version, the Astra range is now complete. The biggest surprise is probably the model name Astra Electric instead of Astra-e, because both design and technology are already largely known.
Oct 28, 2022 - 11:53 am
Stellantis ramps up fuel cell transporter production
Stellantis has announced that it will now build hydrogen-powered fuel cell versions of the light commercial vehicles of the Peugeot, Citroën and Opel brands in series at a plant in France. Until now, the fuel cell vans were only available in a small series.
Oct 26, 2022 - 12:48 pm
Opel to release Grandland PHEV as GSe model
Shortly after the announcement of the Astra GSe and Astra Sports Tourer GSe, Opel has unveiled the next model of its electrified subsidiary. The Grandland GSe has a plug-in hybrid drive that combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine with two electric motors (one on each axle).
Oct 19, 2022 - 03:41 pm
Opel launches design contest for teenage BEV
Opel wants to build a very special one-off of the battery-electric Rocks-e. The light vehicle enables young drivers from the age of 15 to enter the world of individual electric mobility – which is why Opel is now inviting up-and-coming artists around the globe to create their own individual Rocks-e design concept.
Sep 28, 2022 - 01:18 pm
Opel presents first plug-in hybrid GSe models
After Opel announced that the GSe acronym would return as a sub-brand for particularly dynamic electrified models a few days ago, the carmaker has now published the first images of the new Astra GSe and Astra Sports Tourer GSe models with which the sub-brand will launch.
Sep 14, 2022 - 03:03 pm
Opel announces sporty EV subsidiary
Opel has announced that the GSe acronym is to return as a sub-brand for particularly dynamic electrified models. As part of the GSe comeback, the three letters do not stand for “Grand Sport injection” as before, but for “Grand Sport electric”.
Jul 21, 2022 - 11:55 am
Stellantis introduces long-term rental programme for electric cars
Stellantis has launched ‘Electric As You Go’, a new long-term rental programme for the group’s electric cars. The new offer is initially available in France for the Peugeot e-208, Opel Corsa-e and Opel Mokka-e before launching in other countries in Europe. Still, there are conditions.
Jul 12, 2022 - 11:33 am
Opel Vivaro-e now available as flatbed truck variant
The battery-electric Opel Vivaro-e is now also available as a flatbed truck with folding side and rear walls. The flatbed version of the Vivaro-e equipped with the 50 kWh or 75 kWh battery is built by the certified Opel partner Schoon Fahrzeugsysteme & Metalltechnik.
Jun 2, 2022 - 11:43 am
Opel electric fire truck begins service
A fire-red Opel Rocks-e has gone into service at the Opel plant fire brigade in Rüsselsheim. The special conversion of the light electric vehicle is equipped with a special signalling system, front flasher and emergency numbers and goes out to check fire extinguishers on the 1.9 square kilometre site.
May 11, 2022 - 02:19 pm
Change in management at Stellantis and Opel/Vauxhall
About 15 months after the founding of the Stellantis Group, Group CEO Carlos Tavares makes several new management appointments. Opel boss Uwe Hochgeschurtz, who only took up his post last year, is leaving the brand to replace Maxime Picat at parent company Stellantis.
Mar 9, 2022 - 02:58 pm
Updates to the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup
For the second season, the organizers have announced some changes for the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup. For the season starting in May 2022, there will be some improvements in detail and significantly more international orientation of the electric racing series.
Mar 3, 2022 - 04:26 pm
Opel/Vauxhall to release Insignia & Crossland as EV
Opel has confirmed that they will offer the successors to the Crossland SUV and Insignia sedan only as pure EVs. On the way to becoming a 100% EV brand, the cult Opel Manta will also return by mid-decade as an electric car.
Feb 25, 2022 - 04:46 pm
Vinci Energies takes delivery of their first Opel Vivaro-e
Vinci Energies Building Solutions has taken delivery of the first of 30 Vivaro-e Cargo from Opel in Rüsselsheim. They are the first electric light commercial vehicles in the company’s fleet. From now on, customer service staff will use them for assembly and service work.
Jan 17, 2022 - 12:58 pm
Peugeot to boost e-308 range to up to 400 km
Although the announced Peugeot e-308 will not be on the market until next year, there are now first reports on the technical data of the compact electric car. These differ slightly from the known data – probably also for the sister model Opel Astra-e.