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    Report: Chevy Volt sister car Opel Ampera gets 7,000 pre-orders, may hit 2012 sales target

    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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    Report: Opel Ampera delayed over Chevy Volt battery fears

    Automotive News reports 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 accident. The delay ...

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    Rumormill: Lured in by Opel Ampera tech, BMW seeks deal with GM

    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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    GM takes issue with VW chairman Winterkorn's statements about Opel

    Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has apparently ruffled some feathers at General Motors. The American automaker took the time to release a scornful statement about the VW executive's comments toward the beleaguered Eureopean brand, Opel. Apparently, Winterkorn took the time to comment on what he ...

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    Report: GM readying Buick Ampera

    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 in inevitable premium ...

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    Production Opel Ampera revealed ahead of Geneva

    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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    Opel Ampera priced from 42,900 euros ($58,718 USD!)

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    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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    Whoa. Color us shocked and awed if this rumor from The Telegraph is accurate. According to the UK paper, General Motors is set to make some drastic changes to the Chevrolet Volt's European Opel Ampera twin. Specifically, the report ...

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

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    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 Buick ...

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    Once and For All? Lutz text message reportedly confirms Cadillac Converj is dead

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    Although previously the subject of some early obituaries, it appears that the future of the Cadillac Converj showcar is indeed at a dead-end. According to Automotive News, a production future for the rakish ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #118

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    Join us for Episode #118 of the Autoblog Podcast, where Johnathon Ramsey makes his first ever 'cast appearance. Chris, Dan and JR cover the Opel Ampera and Volkswagen Polo, both vehicles we've sent our Geneva Dreadnoughts after. ...

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    Geneva 2009: Opel goes Voltec, Ampera coming in late 2011

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    General Motors Europe boss Carl-Peter Forster began this morning's press conference in Geneva with an acknowledgment of the dire financial straights that the entire industry is experiencing right now. Forster also candidly admitted that ...

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    Geneva Preview: Opel/Vauxhall Ampera officially looks better than Volt

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    Holden. Chevy. Opel. Vauxhall. These are the brands that we know will get a version of the plug-in Volt. Granted, the Europeans will call it the Ampera, but under all those models will be the Voltec technology that gives the sedan a 60-km (37-mile) ...

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    First official image: Opel Ampera (with Poll!)

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    With the Geneva Motor Show set to kick off this week, the dam holding back any remaining images and info is ready to burst. Exhibit A: the Opel Ampera. We've seen it leaked on the European Registry site, teased by GM, and spied in the wild. Today, the first full, official ...

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    Opel Ampera caught in the buff ahead of Geneva reveal

    One of the many cars we'll be seeing at the Geneva Motor Show is the Opel Ampera. The Ampera is essentially nothing more than a Chevrolet Volt with a new face. The Opel grille and headlights have largely been lifted from the Flextreme concept that appeared at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. General ...

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    Opel Ampera revealed in European registry

    Click above for image gallery of the production Opel Ampera
    As we learned yesterday in the Viability Plan that General Motors submitted to the U.S. Treasury Department, there will be two additional versions of the Chevy Volt sold in various markets. One is a production version of the Cadillac ...


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