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Excitement doesn't guarantee availability everywhere.

It's probably Brexit's fault.

The Chevrolet Volt's European sibling took home a checkered flag that might as well have been green instead of black and white.

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?

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.

Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery

Vauxhall Ampera prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Vauxhall / Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery

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.

Vauxhall Ampera - Click above for high-res image gallery

Vauxhall Ampera - Click for high-res image gallery

Chevrolet Volt Integration prototype - click above for high res image gallery

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