The German carmaker Opel, has announced that its electric model Opel Ampera has become the best selling electric model in Europe, according to sales figures for May. In fact, the Ampera already has a market share of European power over 20%.
As stated by the Director of Launch of e-mobility Opel, Enno Fuchs’ sales data and customer feedback definitely confirm that you are in the right way with the Ampera. “Also Futch added that the Ampera has achieved very good results especially in markets with government incentives, such as the Dutch.
In fact, the Ampera has achieved over 77% of the market share of electric cars in the month of May in Holland, becoming the leader in its segment. The Ampera has also brought more tourism electricity sold in Germany, with a market share of over 33% and Switzerland with 44%.
Moreover, the electric model of Opel has become one of the most awarded winning over 50 national and international awards, including “Car of the Year 2012″ and the “World Green Car of the Year 2011″ and also getting the top rating of 5 stars Euro NCAP.
As pointed out from Opel, the Ampera features a lithium ion battery of 16 kWh that powers the electric motor of 150 hp. Thus equipped, the model can cover between 40 and 80 miles in electric mode, with no emissions. Meanwhile, with the addition of 1.4 liter 86 hp petrol, you can extend the range to more than 500 km.