Opel unveiled at the Paris auto show, the Ampera-e, which is essentially the European version of the Chevrolet Bolt. The Amper-e has an autonomy of 500 km according to the NEDC cycle. In real conditions, factors such as the characteristics of the road, weather conditions, driving style or the additional load may affect the car’s autonomy.
That’s why Opel has tested the Ampera-e according to the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure). The results of the WLTP were closer to the actual driving data, with the Ampera-e reaching an autonomy of 380 km. Naturally, autonomy in daily usage varies and depends on the personal driving style and exogenous factors.
The car’s electric motor produces 150 kW (204 hp), that enable it to accelerate from 0 to 50 km/h in 3.2 seconds, with its top speed reaching 150 km/h. Its batteries have a large capacity of 60 kWh and they are integrated in the underbody, with the car offering ample space for five occupants and their luggage. Moreover, the Ampera-e has an excellent digital connectivity thanks to the Opel OnStar, while it also has smart phone integration.