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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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    Vauxhall Ampera snags 2011 Green Car of the Year title from What Car?
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    The Vauxhall Ampera, a vehicle that General Motors describes as Europe's only "zero range anxiety" electric, has been named the Green Car of the Year 2011 by What Car?, one of the UK's leading consumer-focused motoring magazine. What Car? Editor-In-Chief, Chas Hallett states:

    The Vauxhall ...

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    Rumormill: Lured in by Opel Ampera tech, BMW seeks deal with GM
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    Spiegel Online set the rumormill ablaze with an unconfirmed report that General Motors is seeking some sort of cooperative deal with German automaker BMW. Speigel says The General's interest in BMW is primarily related to the German firm's gasoline and diesel engine technology. Beyond that, ...

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    Report: Opel seeking hybrid powertrain partner
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    Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    German newspapers are reporting that General Motor's European unit, Opel, is seeking a hybrid powertrain partner to reduce development costs as the automaker eyes the future rollout of more gas-electric vehicles. Opel boss ...

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    Rumormill: Second-generation Opel/Vauxhall Ampera to be cheaper, more radical
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    2011 Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors says it will pump out 10,000 Opel and Vauxhall Amperas for sale in Europe in 2012 and that Opel will get 6,000 Amperas, with the remaining 4,000 shipping to Vauxhall dealers in the UK. Additionally, Opel chief ...

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    Report: General Motors to build 10,000 Opel, Vauxhall Amperas in 2012
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    2011 Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors says it will pump out 10,000 Opel and Vauxhall Amperas for sale in Europe in 2012. The breakdown, according to GM Europe president Nick Reilly, will go something like this: Opel gets 6,000 Amperas from GM's allotment ...

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    Video: Fully Charged drives the Vauxhall Ampera
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    The latest episode of Robert Llewellyn's plug-in-centric show Fully Charged has hit the Internet and this time 'round Llewellyn takes the Vauxhall Ampera for a spin. The UK version of the Chevrolet Volt, the Vauxhall Ampera, is priced at £33,995 ($55,419 U.S. at the current exchange ...

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    Europcar to add Opel Ampera to fleet of rental vehicles
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    Last March, rental agency Europcar, pre-ordered 500 electric vehicles from Renault to add to its fleets in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Now, Europcar is back at it again. This time 'round, the rental agency has announced that it will add an undisclosed amount of the "go anywhere at any ...

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    Report: Is the 2011 Opel Ampera sold out?
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    2011 Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in November of 2010, General Motors began taking orders for the 2011 Opel Ampera, Europe's mechanically identical cousin of the Chevrolet Volt. The MSRP, a lofty €42,900 in Germany, ($61,123 U.S. at the current exchange ...

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    Report: GM readying Buick Ampera
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    According to a new report from Bloomberg, General Motors is working on a Buick-badged version of its Opel Ampera plug-in hybrid, Europe's mechanical twin to the Chevrolet Volt. The car hasn't received final approval yet, as GM still isn't sure it can get buyers to justify the inevitable premium ...

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    Geneva 2011: 2012 Opel Ampera set to electrify Europe
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    2012 Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just as the first round of Chevrolet Volts are hitting the streets of the United States, Europe's own version of the electrified sedan makes its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. General Motors took the wraps off the 2012 Opel ...

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    Geneva 2011: Production Opel Ampera revealed
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    Production-ready Opel Ampera – Click above to view high-res image
    Opel is bringing the Ampera to Geneva, and the extended-range electric hybrid is finally arriving in production form. This ready-for-public-consumption Ampera stays remarkably true to the concept we've been eyeballing since ...

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    Study: UK drivers will spend $11.3B buying 300,000 plug-in vehicles by 2014
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    The UK's automotive industry could see a £7 billion (11.3 billion U.S. at the current exchange rate) increase thanks to plug-in vehicles by 2014, according to a survey conducted by GfK Automotive. Recently, GfK polled more than 5,000 drivers in the UK and discovered that there's a ...

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    Opel Ampera priced at £33,995 in UK; one of nine models that qualifies for £5,000 Plug-In Car Grant
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    The British version of the Chevrolet Volt, the Vauxhall Ampera, has been given a price tag: £33,995. That's $53,827 U.S. at today's exchange rates and enough to put the UK car in the middle of the Volt family price spread. In other parts of Europe, the Ampera costs €42,900 ($58,600 ...

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    Report: Future Ampera plug-in vehicle models could include crossovers, hatchbacks
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    2011 Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've heard a lot of rumors in the past about what kind of vehicles General Motors could put its plug-in hybrid Voltec powertrain into – Cadillac Converj? Nope – but for now it's just the Chevy Volt / Opel Ampera almost ...

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    Report: GM may let Euro drivers switch Opel Ampera to gas power to save batteries
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    2011 Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2011 Chevy Volt made major media waves when it was first revealed that its engine could power the drive wheels under certain circumstances. According to a report from HeadlineAuto in the UK, General Motors' European division is ...

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    President Obama finds a way to make an Opel Ampera worth more than $58,718
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    With the General Motors IPO going better than one might have expected a year ago, President Obama is not at all above taking a little credit. He's also not above promoting the automaker's cars abroad, as he did in Portugal recently with the Opel Ampera. Unlike when he drove the Chevrolet Volt all ...

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    Opel Ampera priced from 42,900 euros ($58,718 USD!)
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    2011 Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors is ready to begin taking orders for the 2011 Opel Ampera, the European cousin of the Chevrolet Volt. The MSRP has been set at €42,900, which equals roughly $58,718 USD based on current exchange rates, or $18,438 ...

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    Chevrolet Volt to be powered by engine at high speeds? Seems unlikely.
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    Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Earlier today, we heard a rumor from The Telegraph about a possible dramatic change to the drivetrain that will be used in the Chevrolet Volt (and the Opel Ampera) and though we put it to bed. The UK paper is doubling down on the story, ...

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    GM talking to potential Ampera customers in UK, interest in vehicle builds
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    Vauxhall / Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors has begun pushing the Vauxhall Ampera in Britain and is currently in discussions with potential fleet customers. According to GM, there is a significant amount of interest from government agencies and public ...

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