The Ampera made it to the winner‘s podium the first time it took part in the Rallye Monte Carlo for vehicles with alternative propulsion, beating out competition from over 30 manufacturers. First place went to the French duo Bernard Darniche and Joseph Lambert, while Charlotte Berton and Olivier Sussot came in third. Two other Ampera teams finished in the top 10: Jean-Claude Andruet and Patrick Lienne came in seventh, and Hanns-Werner Wirth and Daniel Riesen eighth.
130 vehicles took part in the race, including six Amperas supported by Opel and one private team. In addition to navigating through challenging terrain, the goal was to drive the Ampera as efficiently as possible during the regularity rallye sections. Using a quotient from vehicle weight, CO2 emissions, fuel energy density and consumption, the exhibitors calculated comparable values and thereby overall standings.
We are really proud of this debut, congratulations to everyone!