Tag: Opel

Sep 10, 2019 - 03:32 pm

Opel is electrifying utility vehicles

At the IAA, Opel presented the Corsa-e and Grandland X Plug-in-Hybrid, as well as the Corsa-e Rally. The Germans further announced the next steps of their electric offensive concerning light commercial vehicles.

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Aug 26, 2019 - 12:38 am

Blitz cooperation: Opel PEVs through PSA & Dongfeng

Affordable prices through economies of scale – this is what Opel wants to achieve in cooperation with PSA and Dongfeng through new platforms for electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Unlike the VW Group’s MEB, the trio wants to remain flexible. Christoph M. Schwarzer takes a close look at the strategy.

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Aug 23, 2019 - 11:44 am

Chevy gives the Bolt a battery upgrade

The Chevrolet Bolt now has a slightly increased range of up to 259 miles (approx. 417 km) in the new model year. The battery capacity was slightly increased thanks to a new cell chemistry.

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Aug 22, 2019 - 02:57 pm

Opel to present electric rally car based on Corsa-e

Opel has announced the world premiere of a battery-powered rally car based on the Corsa-e for the IAA. Next year will see the start of the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup, the world’s first one-brand cup for electric vehicles, at least when it comes to rally.

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Jun 27, 2019 - 03:20 pm

Opel to build an Astra PHEV

The next generation of the Opel Astra will be produced from 2021 in two European plants, including the brand’s traditional home of Rüsselsheim in Germany. PSA, the works council and IG Metall have agreed on the plan. It is also possible that an electrified version will be built at the Rüsselheim plant.

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Jun 19, 2019 - 12:48 pm

Germany: 3 battery consortia will be funded

To stimulate domestic battery cell production, the German Federal Ministry of Economics will most likely fund three consortia a total of 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion USD). Of these, only the project of Peugeot, Opel and the battery manufacturer Saft has been confirmed by name.

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Jun 17, 2019 - 12:05 pm

Peugeot starts accepting orders for the e-208

The new Peugeot 208 and its all-electric version e-208 can now be ordered from all dealers and branches of the brand in Germany. For the e-208, Peugeot is calling for an entry-level price of 30,450 euros. Deliveries are scheduled to start at the end of this year.

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Jun 4, 2019 - 04:27 pm

Opel’s electric Corsa

For the first time, Opel is offering a purely battery-electric vehicle with the new sixth Corsa generation. The Corsa-e can now be ordered starting from 29,900 euros. Deliveries are scheduled to start in spring 2020.

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May 27, 2019 - 03:55 pm

EU battery cell production: First funding in June

The German BMBF, that is the Ministry for Education, plans to decide on the location of a research factory for cell production on June 7. Moreover, the German government is also planning to pay the first half of the money for the planned cell production factories this June as well.

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May 13, 2019 - 09:06 am

Opel/Vauxhall introducing Grandland X PHEV

PSA-owned Opel/Vauxhall presents the Grandland X SUV as plug-in hybrid variant just a day after announcing the all-electric Corsa to debut on 4 June. Orders for the Grandland X will open later this year and build on Peugeot’s 3008 hybrid.

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May 10, 2019 - 12:06 pm

Opel Corsa fully electric version ready to roll

The new generation of the Opel Corsa will celebrate its world premiere on 4 June to come as a fully electric version from then on. In an interview, Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller promised an “attractive price” for the E-Corsa. He did not specify any details but substantial plans.

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May 1, 2019 - 03:28 pm

PSA, Opel and Saft battery consortium ready to go

The Franco-German initiative announced last December for setting up a battery cell production facility is becoming concrete. The economic ministries of both countries have now proposed the alliance as the first consortium for funding from the EU Commission.

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Jan 9, 2019 - 01:50 pm

Opel promises electric version of new Zafira in 2021

The fourth generation of Opel’s multi-purpose passenger car Zafira, will debut at Brussels Motor Show on January 18, 2019, this time as essentially a van in three sizes and with space for nine people. The Germany company has said that the Zafira Life all-electric version will follow in 2021.

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Dec 18, 2018 - 05:30 pm

Opel turning base into ‘Electric City’ Rüsselsheim

The city of Rüsselsheim, Opel and the RheinMain University are driving the extension of charging infrastructure. Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics, the installation of around 1,300 charging stations across Opel’s hometown will commence in the coming months.

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Dec 6, 2018 - 01:56 pm

Opel announces details to 2020 electrification strategy

Opel has been releasing details regarding their planned electrification strategy over the next two years. Among other things, the manufacturer will open the order books for two electrified models in the first half of 2019: the new electric Corsa and the Grandland X plug-in hybrid.

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Nov 28, 2018 - 02:47 pm

DE: How many electric cars are being made in a week?

Established carmakers have repeatedly tried to ridicule Tesla because of their production problems. Yet, a quick round of calls by Handelsblatt shows, the Californians currently make many more EVs per week than all German automakers combined.

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Nov 7, 2018 - 05:11 pm

Opel R&D centre to receive 160 EV chargers

Opel is planning to install more than 160 charging points for EVs at their research and development centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. This is where the German carmaker will be researching future electrical grid concepts with the University of Kassel and the charging infrastructure specialists Flavia IT and Plug’n Charge.

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Aug 26, 2018 - 08:52 pm

Coca Cola Norway procures 100 Opel Amera-e

The Norwegian Coca Cola division has purchased 100 of the European version of the Chevy Bolt, adding them to the company fleet. They will also be installing 176 charging stations at their Norwegian HQ.

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Aug 22, 2018 - 12:24 pm

Opel GT X Experimental highlighting electric future

Opel-Vauxhall presents a new concept EV. The GT X Experimental is a compact SUV, that is more than an experiment. Opel aims to electrify its entire line-up by 2024 and this latest fully-electric study is showing off how these future plug-ins may look like.

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May 30, 2018 - 02:40 pm

PSA and Opel/Vauxhall agree on mid-term future

Ten months after French PSA has taken over Opel, they have come to an agreement regarding the Opel facilities in Germany. The Eisennach factory will start making the Grandland X including a PHEV version from mid-2019. Further investments into R&D are planned as well.

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Apr 23, 2018 - 11:45 am

Ex-Opel boss KT Neumann joins Evelozcity

Karl Thomas Neumann, the former Opel/Vauxhall CEO has found a new job at Evelozcity. He joins former BMW and short-term Faraday Future managers in their endeavour to go it alone in California and launch three EV by 2021.

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Mar 6, 2018 - 10:07 am

Former Opel CEO drives now privately all-electric

Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann had been trying to turn the brand into an all-electric outlet, first for GM and the PSA. While his efforts were fruitless in the end, he is going all-electric in his personal life. His wife and Neumann now own both a Tesla and a BMW i3.
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Mar 2, 2018 - 02:09 pm

Opel planning on electrifying transporters

Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller stated in an interview, that they were to look into electrifying vans. He declined to mention details regarding the long term planning by the German car manufacturer. They also plan an electrifiable SUV.

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Feb 26, 2018 - 05:18 pm

Netherlands: EV sales more than double in January

Sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars have been on the up in the Netherlands this January. Compared to the same month last year, PEV sales grew by 126 percent overall, with sales of all-electric cars undergoing a massive recovery.

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Feb 14, 2018 - 02:24 pm

Opel to launch electric Corsa made in Spain

Opel specified plans to launch an all-electric Corsa by 2020 and wants to build the EV in its facility in Spanish Zaragoza, making it the first factory in Europe to produce an all-electric Opel/Vauxhall model.

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