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I wanted to say one more thing about our final right-hand-drive test drive the British are a very inviting and open people. Electric mobility is welcome and there are many possibilities for re-charging electric vehicles. The first day we drove … Continue reading

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One of the advantages of my job as project leader electric vehicle technology is that I get to travel all over the world. After the USA and the Netherlands, I headed to the UK. The Ampera once again proved its … Continue reading

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The Euro NCAP results are in: five stars and maximum safety level. The Opel Ampera scored more than the maximum points needed to achieve the top rating in all categories including occupant protection, child safety, pedestrian protection and safety assist. … Continue reading

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Drive the Ampera for three days straight. Last week, six ADAC Motorwelt readers got to do just that. Ampera blog reader Stefan reported on his experience in his own web journal. Here is an excerpt: On the first 500 km … Continue reading

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We enjoy the connecting stage from the test drives in the Aichelberg across the Fern Pass to Brenner in purring cars in magnificent weather. Even on the climb to the Brenner Pass on the South Tyrol side, the generator power … Continue reading

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Long inclines at high speeds on generator electricity – we wanted to test this driving condition on the road. The USA, where the Ampera team already checked off a lot of testing points, is out of the question for this. … Continue reading

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Headwinds are all part of a normal day at the office for Ralf Karkoska, because as project engineer for aerodynamics, he’s a regular in the Stuttgart wind tunnel. Now he worked on the Opel Ampera, thoroughly measuring and evaluating it. … Continue reading

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During our “100 per cent drive” through the USA, I was constantly reminded how enthusiastic Americans can be. Our visit to Sunset Boulevard, which is, of course, an essential part of any trip to LA, is a good example. Even … Continue reading

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Travelling pioneers – that’s exactly what we felt like during our “100 percent drive” with the Opel Ampera through the “Golden State” of California. Participants from management and from the driving dynamics, acoustics, drivetrain, air conditioning and control systems teams … Continue reading

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