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    Report: GM's Opel may add electric side to diesel engines

    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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    Official: Chevy Volt's UK doppelgänger to be tested as an ambulance

    We still can't figure out where those wacky British will fit the gurney, but we'll let that go as we report that the UK version of the Chevrolet Volt will be tested as an ambulance across the pond. A Vauxhall Ampera, which, along with the Volt extended-range plug-in, was named the 2012 European ...

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    Official: Toyota Prius Plug-In wins 2012 sales battle in UK

    The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid was the top selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in the United Kingdom, with 470 sold since being introduced to the market in July 2012. That means the Prius Plug-in Hybrid outsold the Vauxhall Ampera plug-in hybrid, Toyota says. The sales lead happened even though the ...

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    Official: Vauxhall Ampera gets 'love it or return it' offer in UK

    General Motors' Vauxhall division in the UK is looking to spur sales of the Chevrolet Volt sister vehicle by giving prospective buyers a chance to drive the extended-range plug-in for 30 days – then return it if they don't like it. Vauxhall is offering a 30-day holiday-themed "satisfaction ...

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    Report: Ampera video will be shown on temporary water screen in UK

    Some say the Vauxhall Ampera extended-range plug-in can do amazing things, but we're pretty sure the sister vehicle to the Chevrolet Volt can't float on water. That's what the U.S. model is for. Across the pond, General Motors' UK Vauxhall is making a different kind of association between ...

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    Video: UK bans Opel Ampera plug-in hybrid commercial over range claims

    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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    Official: Opel/Vauxhall Adam zooms into Europe's supermini fray [w/video]

    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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    Official: Ampera, the Chevy Volt's Euro sibling, wins Monte Carlo's alt-fuel rally

    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: Chevy Volt and Opel Ampera named 2012 European Car of the Year

    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

    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 aims to be "leader in electric mobility"; production RAK e possible

    General Motors' German arm, Opel, wants to be the "market leader in electric mobility," according to the automaker's head of sales and marketing, Alain Visser. That's one task that's easier said than done, for sure. Still, with the plug-in Ampera scheduled to launch next month, Opel says it's ...

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    Report: Vauxhall wins fuel economy shootout... with 6.2-liter VXR8

    It's not out of the question to think that Vauxhall could win a shootout for the best fuel economy. But you'd figure the honors would be taken by something like the Ampera plug-in hybrid or one of its EcoFlex models, not the VXR8 muscle sedan, what with its huge 6.2-liter V8 engine. But it's ...

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    Vauxhall Ampera snags 2011 Green Car of the Year title from What Car?

    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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    Report: Opel cancels electric version of Junior minicar

    Perhaps the confidence was overstated. Opel/Vauxhall now says it will not offer an electric version of its upcoming, entry-level Junior minicar. The electric minicar program, referred to internally as Junior BEV S-04404, has been axed due to "excessively high" costs, according to documents ...

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    Rumormill: Second-generation Opel/Vauxhall Ampera to be cheaper, more radical

    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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    Video: Fully Charged drives the Vauxhall Ampera

    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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    Vauxhall Zafira Tourer concept rocks up ahead of Geneva with start-stop, seating for 7

    Vauxhall Zafira Tourer Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Opel reached into the future to tease its Zafira Tourer Concept. Vauxhall, on the other hand, is sticking with tradtional photography for its own iteration of the compact people mover. The sleek, seven-passenger ...

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    Chevrolet Volt will not have direct engine drive, electric only

    Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors recently started letting European journalists behind the wheel of prototype versions of the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera which is the re-nosed version of the Chevrolet Volt. While those of us on this side of the pond that have ...

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    Vauxhall executives to drive Ampera 170 miles from Luton to Ellesmere Port, UK *UPDATE

    Vauxhall Ampera prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    British drivers won't be able to get their hands on the Vauxhall Ampera until 2012, but a pre-production example will be traversing England on June 22. Severall Vauxhall officials will be piloting the extended range electric ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt to debut in China early next year as a Buick

    Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Due to an old-school system used in China that requires automakers to file patents or risk having vehicles copied by others, we've learned that the Chevrolet Volt may very well debut in the world's largest automotive market as a ...


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