GM seems determined to create confusion about the names of its plug-in models. The European cousin of the Chevy Bolt (not to be confused with the Volt), will be called the Opel Ampera-e (not to be confused with the Ampera, the European cousin of the Volt, which was discontinued in 2015).
Be that as it may, the Ampera-e will be on display at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, and Opel wants to make it clear that it is no slowpoke. With maximum torque of 360 N·m from the 150 kW electric motor, the new EV accelerates from 0 to 31 mph in 3.2 seconds. According to Opel, the Ampera-e performs “at the same level” as the OPC sports models, which the brand calls its “sporty spearheads.”
“The Opel Ampera-e makes electromobility fully feasible for everyday use and ready for the future,” said Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann. “The Ampera-e demonstrates impressively how well sustainability and driving pleasure can form a unity. And with its strong-as-an-ox electric motor, it delivers pure fun-to-drive.”