GM’s European Opel division has announced that it will unveil a new electric-car at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show called the Opel Ampera. The Ampera is basically Opel’s version of the Chevrolet Volt. The electric-car is a five-door four-seater like the Volt and will feature GM’s new Voltec technology recently introduced in the Cadillac Converj Concept at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show.
The Voltec system will allow the Opel Ampera to travel up to 37 miles on battery power alone. The battery is a lithium-ion pack that can be charged via a standard 230v outlet. After the battery is depleted a small combustion engine will provide additional miles.
Opel says that the Ampera will cater to the daily driving schedule of most European customers. It said that 80 percent of German drivers travel less than 31 miles daily. Find out more in March.