Opel at Electric Days in Rome: 100% electric range in 2028 |  Opel

Opel at Electric Days in Rome: 100% electric range in 2028 | Opel

  • Opel at the Electric Days at the EUR lake in Rome from 5 to 7 May
  • The Opel range already includes twelve electric models today
  • Electric variant for every model by 2024, electric range across Europe from 2028
  • Battery power also for future Opel Crossland and Insignia models
  • Opel Vivaro-e HYDROGEN with fuel cell technology
  • New Opel Manta with pure electric drive
  • The start of production of high-performance batteries at ACC’s gigafactory in Kaiserslautern is planned for 2025.
  • Opel pioneered European electric mobility with the Opel Ampera and Ampera-e

Rome. Opel becomes an electric-only brand and will be in Rome, at the EUR lake, from 5 to 7 May, where it will present the Opel Mokka Electric, its SUV that marked a clear change of pace, representing the electric range of the German Manufacturer. The Electricity Days will also be an opportunity to talk about the Electricity brand’s strategy to reduce carbon emissions. By 2028, the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker will convert all products in its range to 100% electric models. Opel already offers a full selection of electric models today. Currently, customers can choose between twelve electrified versions, from the small Opel Rocks-e to the large Opel Movano-e. The electric brand will soon announce a zero-emission version of its best-selling Opel Astra. Another battery electric model will be introduced this decade with the new generation Opel Manta. The successors of Opel Crossland and Opel Insignia will also be purely electric and therefore without any pollution.

“Opel is following a consistent path to full electrification and is continuing in record time. We are therefore making a significant contribution to reducing CO emissions2. And we will not stop at electrifying our range: together with our partners, we will produce our high-performance batteries in Kaiserslautern as early as 2025. In addition, a new resource-intensive campus is being built at our headquarters in Rüsselsheim. ” , announced Opel Italia Brand Director, Federico Scopelliti, outlining the Brand’s strategy.

Opel’s main goal is to provide electric vehicles that best meet the needs of customers. For the future, that includes a range of between 500 and 800 kilometers and a fast charging capacity of 32 kilometers per minute, the best ever.

Opel customers already have access to a full range of electric models. The zero-emissions version is already available for all Opel light vehicles. Opel models Combination-e, Vivaro-e And Movano-e have a battery power system, while Vivaro-e HYDROGEN offers variants with fuel cell technology. About passenger cars, Opel Stroke-e And Mokka-e – was awarded the coveted Volante d’Oro in 2020 and 20211 – have been best sellers for a long time. New Opel Grandland and the new generation of Opel Astra both are available with hybrid drive plug-ins. The five-door battery-powered Opel Astra-e and Sports Tourer are about to go on sale. In Germany, the offer of zero-emission electric cars is completed by Opel Rocks-eelectric city car for youth aged 15 and above2.

Twelve electrified Opel models are already available in 2022:

Light vehicles

Passenger cars

Light commercial vehicles

Opel Rocks-e

Opel Corsa-e

Opel Combo-e Cargo

Vauxhall Mokka Electric

Opel Vivaro-e

Life of the Opel Combo-e

Vauxhall Vivaro-e HYDROGEN

Opel Astra plug-in hybrid

Opel Movano-e

Opel Astra Sports Tourer plug-in hybrid

Vauxhall Astra Electric

Opel Grandland plug-in hybrid

Opel Zafira-e Life-e

Opel Manta will be revived in a new generation with a pure electric car

Opel will bring back the Opel Manta in an all-electric version. It will be an Opel Manta that is perfectly in tune with the times we live in, zero emissions and versatile – the car that enthusiasts are looking forward to.

“The new Opel Manta will again be a car with high emotional content. It will distinguish itself with electric power that will ensure high acceleration. Our Opel Manta will once again be synonymous with driving pleasure. We will be able to reinterpret it when we recommend it. a car of great charm and with an amazing space”, commented Federico Scopelliti.

Production was scheduled to start in 2025 at the “giga factory” in Kaiserslautern

Stellantis and Opel, together with their partners Total/Saft, have created the “Automotive Cell Company” (ACC). Mercedes-Benz has also joined this partnership. Through this agreement, the parties create a player a global leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance batteries for the automotive industry. In this way, Kaiserslautern, a traditional center specialized in the production of equipment and engines, will see the emergence of a “giga factory” dedicated to the production of modern battery cells.

The “blitz” brand: the pioneer of electric mobility

Opel was even ahead of its time when it came to bringing fully electric cars suitable for everyday use to the market. Already in 2012, an international jury of experts voted Opel Ampera “Car of the Year in Europe” (COTY). The Opel Ampera was a four-seat inspired coupé, which had the so-called column extensions. As with modern plug-in hybrids, the battery was charged externally. When driving, the heat engine and 54 kW generator ensured sufficient electricity at all times. Opel Ampera can already cover up to 80 kilometers in pure electric mode and with the help of column extensions the range increased to about 500 km.

In 2016, with the Opel Ampera-e, a battery-powered compact car came along that put an end to many concerns very quickly. With a single charge of the 60 kWh lithium-ion battery, they traveled up to 520 km (according to the NEDC cycle), a distance of about 30% more than in competitor closer in parts. The electric car also produced an output of 150 kW/204 hp and accelerated from standstill to 50 km/h in just 3.2 seconds, a time comparable to that of a sports car. In addition to its dynamics, the Opel Ampera-e with a length of 4.16 meters was impressed by its width, which allowed it to take up to five passengers.

The Opel Ampera and Opel Ampera-e were very successful in the Netherlands and Norway, markets that were already promoting the purchase of electric vehicles at the time. Later, with the introduction of the Opel Corsa-e, the German manufacturer made electric mobility affordable across Europe.

[1] Opel Corsa-e “Gold Steering Wheel 2020” (power consumption according to WLTP: 17.1-15.6 kWh/100 km, CO emissions2: 0 g/km, range up to 359 km, efficiency class A+++): AUTO BILD & BILD AM SONNTAG no. 45/2020, category “compact cars”.

“Gold Steering Wheel 2021” Opel Mokka-e (electricity consumption according to WLTP: 16.2-15.8 kWh/100 km, CO emissions2: 0 g/km, distance up to 338 km, efficiency class A+++): AUTO BILD 45/2021 & BILD AM SONNTAG n. 46/2021, category “The best car up to 25,000 euros” (taking into account the BAFA environmental bonus).

[2] Driving license type AM: for vehicles with four-wheeled lights, with power/tax power not exceeding 6 kW, with a maximum of two seats and a maximum design speed not exceeding 45 km/h.

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