Tag: Opel

Oct 24, 2020 - 12:37 am

Opel announces road tests for fuel cell Zafira Life

Opel boss Michael Lohscheller has revealed that the German carmaker is planning the first road tests with fuel cell cars in 2021. According to the report in a German newspaper, Opel intends to equip an unspecified number of small Zafira family vans with hydrogen fuel cells.

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Oct 16, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Chevy Bolt battery troubles

NHTSA, the US American Federal Highway and Vehicle Safety Administration launched an investigation in response to complaints about Chevrolet Bolt electric cars catching fire. Again, there appears to be a problem with the batteries.

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Oct 2, 2020 - 12:45 pm

PSA building chargers for European employees

The French automotive group PSA has announced that it will establish charging infrastructures for its employees at all European locations. By the end of 2021, almost 500 charging stations are to be installed at 49 Group sites in twelve countries.

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Sep 8, 2020 - 01:38 pm

Opel accepting orders for the Zafira-e Life

The new Opel Zafira-e Life is now available for order in Germany and most recently in the UK. The battery-powered passenger van will go on sale in early 2021 for prices starting at 53,800 euros, or £34,645 after the Plug-in Van Grant.

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Sep 4, 2020 - 03:43 pm

PSA launch the ACC battery cell joint venture

The French automotive group PSA with its German subsidiary Opel and the French energy group Total with its subsidiary Saft have now signed an agreement to set up the Automotive Cells Company (ACC) joint venture.

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Sep 4, 2020 - 03:05 pm

Opel to introduce fully electric Movano in 2021

Electrically-powered commercial vehicles: Opel will also offer an electric version of its Movano van in 2021. Next year, the Opel Combo Cargo will also be available as an electric version. Meanwhile, the new Opel Vivaro-e, which can already be ordered, will be delivered from October.

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Aug 11, 2020 - 02:02 pm

Major fleet order for Vauxhall

Opel’s sister brand Vauxhall booked another large order for electric vehicles. After British Gas had ordered 1,000 Vivaro-e in July, Vauxhall now reports an order from Openreach, one of the UK’s largest fleet operators, for 270 Vivaro-e and nine Corsa-e.

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Jul 29, 2020 - 01:38 pm

PSA Group announces eVMP electric platform for 2023

The French car group PSA has announced a purely-electric car platform when the Group presented its half-yearly figures. PSA is deviating from the previous multi-energy strategy with the special e-platform called the Electric Vehicle Modular Platform (eVMP).

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Jun 24, 2020 - 04:01 pm

Opel reveals the Mokka Electric with new brand design

Opel has unveiled its new Mokka Electric, which will be the brand’s first model to be available in an all-electric version right from the market launch. There are no surprises with the drive system, but there are some surprises with the electric car’s design.

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Jun 17, 2020 - 01:26 pm

Opel Zafira-e Life can tow up to 1,000 kg

Opel has given details of the all-electric version of the Zafira Life, the van which is scheduled to go on sale in early 2021. It shares technology with other PSA transporters that have all been recently electrified.

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Jun 3, 2020 - 03:01 pm

Punch Powertrain & PSA form new joint venture

The PSA Group and the Belgian transmission manufacturer Punch Powertrain have signed an agreement to set up a second joint venture and expand their strategic partnership in the field of electrification. This will focus on transmissions for HEV and PHEVs – also for other manufacturers.

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Apr 28, 2020 - 04:57 pm

Opel Vivaro-e deliveries still on schedule for this year

Opel has provided more details on the fully electric version of the Vivaro van, which will be available for order from the summer and is expected to reach the first customers in the course of the year. Prices for the Vivaro-e will not be available until a later date.

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Mar 6, 2020 - 03:39 pm

PSA announces charging system partners

The French car manufacturer PSA has selected a partner for the installation of charging stations for all its brands in each European country. The recommended companies offer charging solutions for business customers as well as for consumers in single or multiple family homes.

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Feb 26, 2020 - 01:51 pm

GKN testing new drive in the Arctic Circle

GKN Automotive continues their tests on the 3-in-1 powertrains and has several prototypes underway in the Arctic Circle. New inverters and motors are being used in the test vehicles based on the Tesla Model 3 and Fiat Ducato.

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Feb 8, 2020 - 10:41 am

Opel & PSA plants to make 48GWh battery cells yearly

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has given a statement on the planned battery cell production capacity at the Opel site in the southwest of Germany: they aim for 24 GWh. The relevant cell technology is currently still being developed in France by Saft, where a sister plant is to produce the […]

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Jan 30, 2020 - 07:25 pm

Start of Saft battery cell pilot production in France

France’s head of state Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s research minister Anja Karliczek have given the official go-ahead for a battery cell pilot production in a factory of the manufacturer Saft in Nersac, southwest France. The pilot plant is scheduled to go into operation in mid-2021.

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Jan 14, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Hamburg police adds Opel Ampera-e to fleet

The Hamburg police have received the first seven of a total of 16 radio patrol cars with electric drive. They are the Opel Ampera-e. According to the police, the electric fleet will be used mainly for traffic surveillance as part of the local presence.

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Dec 14, 2019 - 05:04 pm

Opel Grandland X PHEV to feature FWD

After the all-wheel-drive Grandland X Plug-in Hybrid, Opel’s part-time EVs are now also available as front-wheel-drive models. The new variant starts in Germany at a gross list price of €43,440 and is therefore exactly €6,500 cheaper than its AWD counterpart.

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Dec 12, 2019 - 03:36 pm

Pod Point is PSA’s new charger supplier in UK

Groupe PSA has named Pod Point as its exclusive charge point supplier for its business in the UK. Electric cars from Peugeot, Vauxhall, DS Automobile, and Citroën will be offered alongside chargers from Pod Point following the signing of a two-year deal.

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Dec 10, 2019 - 12:42 pm

European batteries: Opel, PSA & Saft build for 64 GWh

This week, the EU Commission gave the go-ahead for what is being called “the battery alliance” in seven European countries. Subsidies were approved for 32 GWh battery cell production with PSA and Saft at the Opel factory in Kaiserslautern, Germany and an identical plant in France, making a total production capacity of 64 GWh.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/11/25/vauxhall-reduces-price-and-adds-trim-for-corsa-e/
25.11.2020 17:03