- Make: Opel
- Model: Ampera-e
- First available: April 2017
- Electric/Hybrid: Electric
- Seats: 5
- Acceleration to 100km/h (60mph): 7s
- Range: 323 miles 520 km
Range & Battery
- Battery Type: 288 cells lithium-ion
- Battery Power: 60kWh
- Power Output: 150 kW/204 hp
- Battery weight: 430 kg
- Charge Options: DC fast-charging at 50 kW, also CCS charging with 4.6 kW
- Charge Times: DC fast charge at 50kW in 30 minutes (NEDC). 100 km of range in 20 – 25 minutes.
Innovation & Self-driving
Infotaintment and Connectivity
- IntelliLink-e, Opel’s latest IntelliLink infotainment generation specially for electric vehicles, is also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible
- Personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar with expanded functionalities such as hotel booking and parking space search
- New MyOpel app helps fully exploit the advantages of an electric car, e.g. by pre-heating or pre-cooling the Ampera-e or by enabling the location of charge stations to be considered in route-planning (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
- 4 x USB ports (2 x front 2 x rear)
- Bluetooth phone connectivity
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
- navigation system with EV-optimized routing
One Pedal Driving – Braking with the accelerator
- The Ampera-e allows almost silent cruising while also being able to recharge the batteries when in motion. To do so, the driver just needs to ease off the accelerator in the normal “Drive” mode. The Ampera-e recuperates automatically in overrun and wins back energy from the electric motor that doubles as a generator. The motor’s braking effect is increased when the driver switches to “Low” mode, increasing recuperation. Additionally, the driver can switch to “Regeneration on Demand” for maximum energy recuperation via a paddle behind the steering wheel. The drag torque of the motor is so high in “Low/Regen on Demand” modes that the brake pedal does not need to be applied to reduce speed to a full stop in normal traffic. The Ampera-e can thus be controlled via the accelerator (One Pedal Driving). Obviously, the brake pedal still needs to be applied in case of emergency. Initial vehicle simulation models demonstrated that drivers can increase range by up to five percent compared to “Drive” mode, when applying “One Pedal Driving” with the corresponding full recuperation in dense stop-and-go traffic.
Driver assistance and comfort systems:
- High Beam Assist automatic high beam control via windshield-mounted camera.
- Lane Keep Assist with automatic steering correction
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert radar sensors cover range up to 70 meters behind exterior mirrors, alerting driver to road users approaching in adjacent lanes.
- Following Distance Indication uses front camera or front radar to detect moving vehicles on road ahead and calculate distance.
- Forward Collision Alert helps in avoiding front-end collisions.
- Front Collision Mitigation Braking works with Forward Collision Alert and helps mitigate severity of front-end collisions by automatically braking.
- Front Pedestrian Braking helps the driver mitigate the severity of front-end collisions with pedestrians by automatically braking.
- Pedestrian Safety Signal alerts other road users to the presence of the car. The audible warning is active up to a speed of 30 km/h.
- Advanced Park Assist identifies suitable parking spaces, detect a possible obstacles and automatically parks vehicle.
- Traffic Sign Assist detects and displays round traffic signs such as speed limits and derestrictions as well as many rectangular signs.
- Rear View Camera showing area behind vehicle on IntelliLink-e touchscreen as soon as reverse gear engaged.
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert detection range up to 30 meters at 90 degrees from the left or right side behind the vehicle
- Heating for steering wheel and front as well as rear seats.
General Motors has given Pope Francis an Opel Ampera-e, the European market's version of the Chevrolet Bolt electric hatchback