The Opel Ampera-e (the rebranded Chevy Bolt EV) will have a starting price of €34,950 in Germany, according to recent reports. The top trim will, accordingly, be priced at €39,680.
These prices include the so-called “environmental discount” (electric vehicle incentive) of €4,380.
Perhaps more interestingly, the news is that Opel dealerships will begin offering test drives of the Ampera-e in late June — not that long from now — so the wait doesn’t seem to be as bad as some had guessed. Though, who knows how long deliveries will take at this point.
In total, 40 Opel dealerships throughout Germany will be offering test drives of the Opel Ampera-e.
Push EVs provides more: “It’s still not clear if GM and LG Chem will produce enough cars for Europe’s demand, since only 10,000 are planned for this year, yet in Norway already more than 4,000 units have been ordered.
“When GM and LG Chem realize that this electric car is much better suited for Europe than for the USA, they might not only increase production, but also improve it a little for this market. At least if PSA asks for it.
“Now that PSA owns the Opel brand, we have to wait and see how much interested they are in electric cars. If PSA is really interested in electric cars, at least a heat pump and a 3-phase (11-22 kW) internal charger should be fitted into the Opel Ampera-e in a future model year.”
That’s certainly an open question. Also worth considering is that PSA Group execs may prefer that the company just release its own electric car, rather than continue with the Ampera-e. Who knows — not much has been revealed on those matters as of yet.
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