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Opel Group to bring 200-mile range Bolt electric vehicle to Europe as Ampera-E

Opel Group is to bring the Chevrolet Bolt EV to Europe next year, as the Ampera-E.

The Bolt (also pictured in the gallery above) was revealed in America last year, and is due to go on sale there later this year.

As the Bolt, the vehicle has an estimated 200-mile range, and is built on the GM group small vehicle platform.

The car follows the range-extender Ampera, which was on sale from 2012-2014, and sold in low volumes in the UK.

It is as yet unclear if the new Ampera-E will be available in the UK badged as a Vauxhall.

“Electric vehicles have the potential to make a significant contribution to climate protection and emissions reduction”, said Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann.

“The new Ampera-e will open the road to electric mobility by breaking down the barriers of high price and short driving range.”

The car features flat battery pack mounted underneath the interior floor. 

The Ampera-E will also offer OnStar and connectivity and infotainment technologies that will integrate smartphones and other electronic devices seamlessly into the vehicle.

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