Tag: Opel

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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Nov 29, 2019 - 08:59 pm

PSA: Saragossa plant to include battery pack assembly

From 2020 onwards, PSA will include the production of battery packs for electric and hybrid cars at its Figueruelas plant near Saragossa. The French automakers will also start producing purely electric cars in 2020 in all its Spanish plants Figueruelas, Vigo and Madrid.

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Nov 27, 2019 - 01:41 pm

ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup is launching in August 2020

Opel has announced that it will be starting the world’s first electric one-make rally trophy with a racing car based on the Corsa-e from last summer. In the meantime, there have been some updates to the vehicle and schedule of the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup.

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Oct 17, 2019 - 12:43 pm

PSA confirms electric vans Expert and Jumpy

The French PSA Group has now confirmed that from next year, in addition to the Opel Vivaro, the Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy models will also be available on the market as purely electric van variants.

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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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