The 2012 Opel Ampera comes with unique electric propulsion system providing lively acceleration, high levels of refinement and all the benefits of an electrically-powered vehicle.
The five-door, four-seat Opel Ampera will be the first emission-free, electrically driven car in Europe suitable for everyday driving. It gives drivers the confidence and peace of mind that a depleted battery will not strand them.
The battery is recharged in about four hours at 230V by plugging the vehicle’s on-board charge system into a standard household outlet. Because the battery can be recharged conveniently, without the need for special charging equipment, most Opel Amperas are likely to be driven in battery mode all the time.
For the first 40 – 80 kilometers (depending on terrain, driving style, and temperature), power is supplied by the electricity stored in the 16-kWh, lithium-ion battery. While driving on electricity delivered by the battery, the Opel Ampera moves free of gas and tailpipe-emissions. If a longer trip is required, the gasoline-fueled engine can seamlessly extend the total driving range to more than 500 kilometers on a full tank.
The 111 kW/150 hp electric motor delivers 370 Newton meters torque from a standstill. It accelerates the Opel Ampera from zero to 100 km/h in around nine seconds and enables a maximum speed of 161 km/h.
The five-door, four-seats Opel Ampera scheduled to enter the market later this year with a uniform price of 42,900 Euros (RRP incl. VAT) throughout Europe.