It's probably Brexit's fault.
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 are a little more...timid. In Europe, law enforcement typically use smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles. So why not a plug-in hybrid?
Opel Chief Executive Officer Nick Reilly has unloaded a sweeping new business plan that includes plenty of interesting little tidbits for green car aficionados. Of course we already know about the 2011 Opel/Vauxhall Ampera, the European version of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, but Reilly says that there will be another extended-range electric vehicle in addition to the Ampera.
When new Opel/Vauxhall CEO Nick Reilly visited the company's Ellesmere Port factory in the UK last week, he dropped a hint that there would be more than one version of the upcoming Opel/Vauxhall Ampera. That's not really any great surprise as GM has already said that there would be other vehicles beyond the Volt/Ampera that use the Voltec powertrain.
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