Ampera (2012)

The revolutionary Ampera had its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 79th. General Motors Europe President Carl-Peter Forster, announced that the extended range electric vehicle and announced plans to put the car into production in late 2011.

The Ampera also be available with RHD in the UK by the sister brand Vauxhall, Opel.

"The Ampera further demonstrates GM's leadership in the electrification of the automobile," said Carl-Peter Forster. "The revolutionary electric drive system Voltec is the kind of game-changing industry technology needs to address energy and environmental challenges."
The five-door, four-seat Ampera influenced by the design language of Opel's award-winning sculptural art combined with German precision, which include several elements of innovative style of the Flextreme and GTC Concept show car

"It could hardly be a more appropriate way to celebrate 110 years of innovation Opel automobile industry by the revelation, the Ampera," said Alain Visser, Opel GME Vice President.

Ampera wheels turned in electronic format at any time and speed. Travel up to 60 km (combined cycle), operates the electricity stored in a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery, and emits zero CO2 emissions. When the battery power runs out, the electric motor-generator reaches Ampera range over 500 km.

The Ampera can be plugged into any household 230 V load. GM Europe to consider the requirements of a charging infrastructure for electric cars with energy companies such as Iberdrola of Spain.

Gets Ampera power and sophistication of the propulsion system Voltec

The revolutionary Ampera will be the first zero-emissions, electric car motor in a suitable container for everyday driving in Europe. With electric propulsion system that provides Voltec strong acceleration and high levels of refinement, the five-door four-seat Ampera passengers in comfort, offers a useful trunk for luggage, and has a wide range of over 500 km.
"The driving power is not only the ecology," said World Executive line of vehicles and the chief engineer Frank Weber. "The electric driving is fun. Immediately, the torque of 370 Newton-silent meters below the right foot feels like flying! "

Electricity is Ampera wheels at all times and speeds. For journeys of up to 60 kilometers (MVEG) is powered by electricity stored in the tip, 16-kWh, lithium-ion battery.

While driving on electricity supplied by the battery emits zero CO2 Ampera. When the battery power is exhausted, an engine generator provides subtle gasoline/E85-fueled electricity to power the electric motor while maintaining battery charge. This mode of operation extends the range to 500 km before the battery can be recharged by plugging the system loaded on the car in a household 230 V power supply standard.

Ampera driver gives you the confidence and peace of mind

Unlike a conventional battery electric vehicle, the Ampera eliminates "dealing with anxiety," giving the confidence and peace of mind knowing that the pilot will not be stranded by a depleted battery.

"A system of lithium-ion is the key to getting the Ampera into the hands of consumers," said Hans Demant, GME Vice President Engineering. "Engineers of our research and development Mainz-Kastel, Germany is testing the battery during the day, 365 days a year to ensure it meets the expectations of our customers."
Ampera battery will be manufactured by GM in production facilities in the first lithium-ion batteries will be operated by a major automaker in the United States. More than 220 lithium-ion cells in a T-shaped pack provides plenty of power. The unit almost silent electric delivers 370 Nm of instant torque, the equivalent of 150 horsepower, zero to 100 km / h in about nine seconds and a top speed of 161 km / h.

The Ampera is well suited to daily driving time from most European customers. For example, about 80 percent of German drivers travel less than 50 km per day.
Opel believes that electric kilometers driven Ampera will cost about one fifth compared to a conventional gasoline vehicle, the current price of fuel.

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