Chevy Bolt’s German Cousin, New Opel Ampera-e Confirmed for Paris Debut [w/Video]

Opel’s Chevy Bolt in disguise will debut at the upcoming “Mondial de l’Automobile” in Paris, after the car was first announced in February.

Don’t expect too many differences between it and its American counterpart, as the new Ampera-E will only sport a revised front fascia. In fact, “revised” is a strong word in this case, as the badges and the turning signals will be the only differences between these cars.

So, since both the Ampera-E and the Chevrolet Bolt will be identical, there will be no surprises under the European variant’s hood as well.

The new supermini-sized Ampera-e should come with the same 203 PS (200 hp) and 360Nm (266lb-ft) of torque motor, capable of transforming every standing start and every motorway entry into an impromptu display of performance.

That’s because the compact car sprints to 50 km/h (31 miles) in only 3.2 seconds, and accelerates from 80 to 120 km/h (50 – 74 miles) in just 4.5 seconds. Opel even showcased the Ampera-e’s performance in a video, by pitting it against an Astra TCR and an Opel Adam R2 over a 30-meter drag race.

Anyway, even though the Ampera-e is good enough for a 0-100km/h (62mph) time of around 7 seconds, it also has a claimed driving range of more than 322km (200miles) on a single 9-hour charge.

The new Opel Ampera-e will be the German brand’s sole electric car offering.



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