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Right-hand drive Chevy Bolt too expensive and risky for GM

Excitement doesn't guarantee availability everywhere.

It's probably Brexit's fault.

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Europeans ask Chevy to bring Volt back to Europe

Despite Opel Ampera's Failure, Some Europeans Want Next-Gen Volt

A group of French fans of the range-extended EV is asking GM to bring the second-gen Chevrolet Volt to Europe. They acknowledge the failure of the Opel Ampera there but think a second chance might work.

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With only 246 Volts sold in Australia, Holden not getting next-gen model

Holden will join Opel, Vauxhall and the rest of Europe in losing access to GM's plug-in hybrid Volt after disappointing sales dating back to its 2012 debut.

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Opel CEO talks new EV, will likely be fresh face for Chevy, too

After the eventual run-out of the current generation Ampera, we'll introduce a successor product in the electric vehicle segment. Our next electric vehicle will be part of our massive product offensive – with 27 new vehicles in the 2014-2018 time frame. We see eMobility as important part of the mobility of tomorrow and we will continue to drive down costs & deliver affordability.

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Opel dropping Ampera, the European Chevy Volt, because of weak sales

Sales of the Chevy Volt in the US have been fairly stable for the last few months (between a low of 1,478 and a high of 1,777 since March), but in Europe, the Opel Ampera (sister-vehicle of the Volt) has been trending downwards. The sales decline is prompting discussion that the vehicle will be killed off in Europe, according to Automotive News Europe.

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Meet the mother-daughter team that's worked on almost every Chevy Volt

It's Mother's Day, and we're soft enough we love our mothers enough to share a new video from General Motors with you. In it, we meet Monique Watson (left) and Evetta Osbourne, a mother-daughter team that works at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly where GM makes the Chevy Volt (along with all of GM's other plug-in hybrids: the Opel Ampera, Holden Volt and Cadillac ELR). The two work side-by-side and have installed the lithium-ion battery pack on almost all of those vehicles - nearly 80,000 of them

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Opel Ampera gets smart nav system for more efficient driving

Could the European version of the Chevrolet Volt be smarter than its American brethren? In so many words, that's what General Motors' Opel division in Germany is saying after the Opel Ampera extended-range plug-in vehicle was chosen to conduct a test involving intelligent navigation systems.

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Translogic identifies differences of Opel Ampera

Most gearheads know the Opel Ampera is the European near-twin of the Chevy Volt. There are obvious exterior differences, such as the Ampera's "boomerang" headlights and Opel badging, but inside, the only noticeable difference is another Opel badge on the steering wheel.

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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.

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Opel Ampera delayed over Chevy Volt battery fears

Automotive News reports that, as suspected, 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 comes on the heels of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration evaluation which saw its Chevrolet Volt twin catch fire three weeks after a series of crash tests. Since the Volt a

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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 comes on the heels of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration evaluation which saw its Chevrolet Volt twin catch fire three weeks after a series of crash tests. Since the Volt and Ampera are mechan

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GM increasing Opel Ampera production target given higher-than-expected pre-orders

The Opel Ampera may be very similar to the Chevy Volt under the skin, but a lot of people in the U.S. would argue that the Euro-plug-in's skin is far more attractive. Apparently a lot of Europeans agree.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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