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    Report: Opel dropping Ampera, the European Chevy Volt, because of weak sales
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    Sales of the Chevy Volt in the US have been fairly stable for the last few months (between a low of 1,478 and a high of 1,777 since March), but in Europe, the Opel Ampera (sister-vehicle of the Volt) has been trending downwards. The sales decline is prompting discussion that the vehicle will be ...

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    Video: Meet the mother-daughter team that's worked on almost every Chevy Volt
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    It's Mother's Day, and we're soft enough we love our mothers enough to share a new video from General Motors with you. In it, we meet Monique Watson (left) and Evetta Osbourne, a mother-daughter team that works at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly where GM makes the Chevy Volt (along with all of ...

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    Official: Opel Ampera gets smart nav system for more efficient driving
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    Could the European version of the Chevrolet Volt be smarter than its American brethren? In so many words, that's what General Motors' Opel division in Germany is saying after the Opel Ampera extended-range plug-in vehicle was chosen to conduct a test involving intelligent navigation systems. The ...

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    Official: Opel Ampera gets $10,000 price cut, still pricier than Chevy Volt
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    The Opel Ampera may look a lot like the Chevy Volt, but the price tag was always the big difference - along with the better front end, of course. While the European version of the General Motors plug-in hybrid remains more expensive than the US model, the difference has been reduced. Today, Opel ...

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    Report: GM's Opel may add electric side to diesel engines
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    General Motors' Opel division is confident that its slate of diesel engines will allow it to meet stricter European emissions standards set for 2020. As for the even stricter ones expected in 2025? Not so much. Stop us if you've heard this before, but that's why Opel says it will consider adding ...

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    Report: GM refutes German OEMs, says HFO-1234yf AC coolant is safe
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    General Motors' Opel division is adding metaphorical fire to the real dispute over a new air-conditioning refrigerant's potential flammability. Opel recently ran crash tests with an SUV using a refrigerant, called HFO-1234yf, that is being pushed by the European Union as a way to cut greenhouse ...

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    Report: GM VC not happy with Europe's response to plug-in vehicles
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    General Motors Vice Chairman Steve Girsky has had it up to his eyeballs with Europe. It's one thing to attempt to bail out GM's Opel subsidiary in the beleaguered European auto market. It's another to market the Opel Ampera plug-in hybrid to such tepid response. "All the governments in Europe ...

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    Video: UK bans Opel Ampera plug-in hybrid commercial over range claims
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    Lost in translation, Vol. 2. An advertisement for the Chevrolet Volt's sister vehicle was banned in the UK for what an advertising watchdog group said was a misleading claim about the extended-range plug-in's driving range, UK's Daily Mail reports. The ad for the Vauxhall Ampera showed ...

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    Report: Opel Insignia's LPG option delivers 1,000-mile full-tank capability
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    For anyone who wants to drive from Paris to Budapest without that pesky problem of filling-up, Opel has got the car for you. General Motors' Opel division is offering its Insignia with an engine that can run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as well as petrol, Green Car Congress reports. The ...

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    Official: Opel/Vauxhall Adam zooms into Europe's supermini fray [w/video]
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    We've done a triple-take with the Opel/Vauxhall Adam, and after two rounds of grainy spy shots, this third official look brings the car into crisp, clear focus. From the looks of these photos, we like it a bit more than we thought we did initially. Yes, it's got plenty of Audi A1 going on in that ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel Adam hatch caught sans camo
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    Two weeks ago we brought you some of the worst spy shots ever, revealing the forthcoming Opel Adam minicar. Today we've got more. These are remarkably better – yet still low res – shots of Opel's long-gestating competitor to the Volkswagen Up! But hey, they're better than nothing, ...

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    Official: Opel Ampera is Europe's best-selling passenger 'EV'
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    Lost in translation? Opel, General Motors' European unit, says its Ampera – the better-looking sister vehicle to the Chevrolet Volt – is Europe's best-selling passenger electric vehicle, accounting for more than one in five EVs sold in the continent. Opel, citing May sales numbers, ...

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    Video: Translogic identifies differences of Opel Ampera
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    Most gearheads know the Opel Ampera is the European near-twin of the Chevy Volt. There are obvious exterior differences, such as the Ampera's "boomerang" headlights and Opel badging, but inside, the only noticeable difference is another Opel badge on the steering wheel. Bradley Hasemeyer and the ...

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    Official: Ampera, the Chevy Volt's Euro sibling, wins Monte Carlo's alt-fuel rally
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    The Chevrolet Volt's European sibling took home a checkered flag that might as well have been green instead of black and white. The Ampera extended-range plug-in hybrid vehicle won the this year's alt-fuel version of the Rally Monte Carlo on a combination of strong driving performance and ...

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    Official: Opel enters six Ampera plug-ins in Rally Monte Carlo alt-fuel race
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    Think James Garner in "Grand Prix," only quieter. General Motors' Opel division is entering six Ampera extended-range plug-in vehicles in an alternative energy version of the Rally Monte Carlo this week, as the company looks to boost exposure for the European version of the Chevrolet Volt. The ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt sister car Opel Ampera gets 7,000 pre-orders, may hit 2012 sales target
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    Found in translation? Demand for the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in hybrid vehicle in the U.S. has been up and down over the car's first 16-odd months, but executives at General Motors' Opel division in Europe are saying that the Ampera, the Volt's European twin, is getting some good ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt and Opel Ampera named 2012 European Car of the Year
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    The Chevrolet Volt may not be selling well, but it's one of the most lauded cars in history. Today the plug-in hybrid was named the 2012 European Car of the Year, an award it will share with its European fraternal twin, the Opel Ampera. The Volt won North American Car of the Year in 2011, while ...

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    Official: Vauxhall Ampera amps up for police duty at Scotland Yard
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    Americans have our own ideas about what a police cruiser should be: big, fast, menacing. The kind of vehicle that you can't mistake pulling up behind you on the freeway, and with enough muscle to chase you down should your foot get a little heavier than it should. But overseas, police vehicles ...

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    Report: Opel Ampera delayed over Chevy Volt battery fears
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    Automotive News reports that, as suspected, Opel is delaying delivery of its Ampera extended-range hybrid to customers. The plug-in gas-electric hatchbacks have already arrived at dealers across Europe, but the automaker wants to ensure the vehicles' batteries are safe even in the event of an ...

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    Report: GM increasing Opel Ampera production target given higher-than-expected pre-orders
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    The Opel Ampera may be very similar to the Chevy Volt under the skin, but a lot of people in the U.S. would argue that the Euro-plug-in's skin is far more attractive. Apparently a lot of Europeans agree. First year production for the Ampera had been targeted for 8,000 units, but high demand has ...

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