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.
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 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 13, 2022 - 05:20 pm
Anglian Water drives up EV share of their fleets
The water service company Anglian Water is accelerating its e-mobility advance, with more than 300 electrified vehicles coming to the East of England in the next few months. Almost 300 vehicles are on order and will join an existing fleet of electric and hybrid vans.
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.
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 - 02:32 pm
Onto orders 700 electric cars from Vauxhall
The British electric car subscription service Onto has ordered another 700 electric cars for its fleet. The cars in question are 700 Corsa-e and Mokka-e from Vauxhall that can now be booked via Onto.
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.
Jan 10, 2022 - 02:08 pm
Stellantis brands lower UK prices due to PiCG update
Citroën has announced the elimination of ICE of their passenger van lineup, namely the Berlingo Electric and ë-SpaceTourer Electric. Further, the Stellantis subsidiary announced price reductions for both ranges to take effect from 11 January 2022.
Dec 9, 2021 - 01:25 pm
Production start for the fuel cell Opel Vivaro
Opel has started production of the fuel cell variant of its Vivaro van model based on the battery-electric Vivaro-e in Rüsselsheim. The first unit of the fuel cell van has already been delivered.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apr 20, 2021 - 08:26 pm
Mitie orders 655 Vivaro-e from Vauxhall
The British facility service provider Mitie has ordered 655 Vivaro-e from Vauxhall. The first example of this large order has already been handed over to Mitie and is already the 1,000th electric vehicle in the company’s fleet.