GM prepping two other ER-EV models for Europe besides the Ampera | Rpmgo.com



Even though it is focusing on the upcoming Chevrolet Volt launch in its native USA, General Motors hasn’t forgotten about Europe, where the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera is going to appear around the middle of 2011.

But even though it is placing big money on the launch of the Extended Range Electric Vehicle, GM believes the Ampera isn’t enough, and revealed through the voice of its European boss, Nick Reilly, that two other such models are going to appear.

The vehicles are going to slot in above and below the Ampera, with one being based on the Corsa compact platform, while the other will use the Insignia’s Epsilon platform. They will both borrow design cues from the recently revealed FlexTreme GT/E concept, which used the same Voltec ER-EV drivetrain.

It seems GM is willing to offer the European market a broader choice range, but you can be sure that, sooner or later, these other two models are going to find their way over the Atlantic.

Source: Autocar

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