Tag: Opel

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dec 1, 2021 - 12:45 pm

New Astra to release as an estate & includes PHEV variant

Opel/Vauxhall has now also shown the estate version of the hybrid Astra after launching the five-door version of the new Astra first. The Astra Sports Tourer will also be available as a plug-in hybrid right from the start, with a battery-electric version reportedly coming in 2023.

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Nov 17, 2021 - 05:41 pm

Virgin Media O2 orders 280 Vauxhall e-Vivaros

The British mass media and telecommunications company Virgin Media O2 has ordered 280 Vauxhall e-Vivaros. This is the first step towards the company commitment to transition its entire 4,300-strong fleet off fossil fuels by 2030.

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Nov 2, 2021 - 12:48 pm

Opel Rocks-e available in Germany from €7,990

The Opel Rocks-e is now available to order in Germany at list prices starting at 7,990 euros. Opel says the monthly financing rate for the City EV will be the same as a ticket for local public transport. Delivered to dealers will begin before the end of the year.

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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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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/11/change-in-management-at-stellantis-and-opel-vauxhall/
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