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2011 Opel Vauxhall Ampera Plug-in Hybrid

The most enlightening spy photos of the production version of the 2011 Opel Ampera plopped in our inbox today. At first we thought it was just the concept model out testing, but a closer look at the completely undisguised Ampera with the German license plates revealed that this is the actual production model that's due to go on sale in Europe and the UK (as a Vauxhall) in late2011.

2011 Opel Vauxhall Ampera Plug-in Hybrid

Vauxhall Ampera will be unveiled along with Vauxhall Meriva compact MPV at the Geneva Motor Show 2010. Vauxhall Ampera, schedule for production late next year, is a five-door four-seater with same design DNA as Astra and the Car of the year-winning Insignia. Ampera uses extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) technology. E-REV uses electricity as its primary power source, supplemented by a small engine to generate electricity for its motors when electric power runs low. This helps the Ampera overcome the ‘range anxiety’ issues associated with pure electric cars.

2011 Opel Vauxhall Ampera Plug-in Hybrid

Unlike different conventional propulsion structures, E-REV uses power as its primary strength supply, supplemented with the aid of a small engine to generate strength for its automobiles when electric electricity runs low. This facilitates the Ampera triumph over the ?Variety anxiety? Troubles associated with natural electric cars. Vauxhall will unveil not one, but two motors at this year?S Geneva Motor Show on March 2, with international premieres of the all-new Meriva compact MPV and a futuristic concept car, which is ready to enhance the organization?S credentials as a frontrunner in environmental vehicles.

2011 Opel Vauxhall Ampera Plug-in Hybrid

A quick recap of the details we already know, the Ampera will use the same plug-in hybrid gasoline-electric drivetrain as the Volt. It mates a powerful electric motor and a 16-kWh, lithium-ion battery pack to a 75HP 1.4-liter gasoline engine. But unlike conventional hybrids that use gasoline engines to power the wheels when the battery is depleted, the Ampera uses the petrol unit to generate electricity for the electric motor that always drives the (front) wheels. Owners will be able to charge the battery pack with a home outlet and drive for about 64km or 40 miles before the gasoline engine-generator kicks in to extend the Ampera's range to more than to more than 300 miles or 480 kilometers.

2011 Opel Vauxhall Ampera Plug-in Hybrid

Bolstering this message still in addition at the show could be the groundbreaking Ampera extended-range electric powered car and Vauxhall?S maximum low in cost production car to this point, the present day Corsa ecoFLEX.

2011 Opel Vauxhall Ampera Plug-in Hybrid

?Vauxhall is covering all bases at Geneva,? Said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall?S Managing Director. ?With the Meriva, we have a completely unique and progressive tackle own family motoring, but the concept car and Ampera prove that we're virtually at the leading edge of environmental technology. These motors also display that their versatility and efficiency doesn?T come on the cost of lovely layout.?

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