The Opel Ampera-E gets a permanent magnet motor for the drivetrain. The electric motor is capable of producing 150 kW or 200 hp of power at 266 lb-ft of torque.
60 kWh lithium-ion battery serves as the storage medium. This comes from LG, and it is the same that you would find on the Bolt EV. Further, this is a 288-cell battery which is expected to give a very long drive than the rest of the electric systems. The Ampera-E can give you around 235 miles of driving range on full charge. The top speed is estimated to be 320 miles as the all-driving range for this car. While the WLTP brings it down to 240 miles.
You can surely count on the performance of this car. A 0–62 mph in 6.6 seconds for a hatchback is quite fast. And the Ampera-E can surely deliver that kind of performance.The maintenance along with the electricity usage can define the differences. Though you do not have to get the oil changed or any filters cleaned. But still, there are too many other costs involved.
The Ampera-E is surely the European version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV. And the exterior designing confirms it with dignity. That is only the Opel badge at the front that makes it the Ampera-E. Else everything in the front is the same. While the rear even has a lot of stuff common with the Bolt.Well, the cosmetics are not even different. The projector headlamps, LED fog beams, shark fin, alloy wheels, and the rear spoiler could also be found on this car.
You can have plenty of complaints about the seating space. But you would surely admire the interior appointment. The Ampera-E is blessed with a tidy interior ingredient and a neat setting. Though it looks too small from inside. But it has got all the pleasure you need.Well, thanks to the batteries that take away a lot of space from the boot. You hardly get some inches to carry some tomatoes or the onions.
The Opel Ampera-E offers a collection of standard passive safety features. Along with that, it gets a combination of the active safety tools. Some common equipment includes the 360 degree vision for a safe driving environment, parking assistant, stability control, anti lock braking system and a continuous protection Opel OnStar option.
The Ampera-E comes with 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system having Apple CarPlay and the Android Auto. Further, this IntelliLink system offers a multimedia player, navigation, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, telephony and the smartphone connectivity. Ahead of that, it displays the battery status and health as well. While you can get the MyOpelApp to access your car remotely. And can even check the status of the battery.
The Renault Zoe is one of the closest competitors to this car. Though there is a slight gap in the performance. But the designing and the interior is quite match-able.The Bolt EV based Ampera-E is serving is a fine example for the domestic and commercial driving. A bit of improvement can make it stand as the best example for the European electric cars.