The Truth About Cars » Ampera http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 GM’s Alternate Reality: UK Calls Volt/Ampera Ad Misleading, Bans It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/gms-alternate-reality-uk-calls-voltampera-ad-misleading-bans-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/gms-alternate-reality-uk-calls-voltampera-ad-misleading-bans-it/#comments Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:03:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457640   You can see this ad. Television viewers in the UK can’t.  The Chevrolet Volt  is sold in the UK as the Vauxhall Ampera, and its ad has been banned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority. It says the ad is misleading. The ad claims a 360-mile range. GM is a serial offender when it […]

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  You can see this ad. Television viewers in the UK can’t.  The Chevrolet Volt  is sold in the UK as the Vauxhall Ampera, and its ad has been banned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority. It says the ad is misleading. The ad claims a 360-mile range. GM is a serial offender when it […]

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Volt Woes Spread To Europe, Affect Ampera http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/volt-woes-spread-to-europe-affect-ampera/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/volt-woes-spread-to-europe-affect-ampera/#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2011 18:34:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422068 The Volt’s battery woes are having an effect on its European sibling. Automotive News [sub] reports that Opel/Vauxhall will delay delivery of the Volt’s sister-model Ampera, while investigations by U.S. authorities into battery fires following government crash tests of the Volt continue. An Opel spokesman told AN: ”We are not currently delivering the cars to […]

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The Volt’s battery woes are having an effect on its European sibling. Automotive News [sub] reports that Opel/Vauxhall will delay delivery of the Volt’s sister-model Ampera, while investigations by U.S. authorities into battery fires following government crash tests of the Volt continue. An Opel spokesman told AN: ”We are not currently delivering the cars to […]

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Was, Ihr Volt Ampera? Vergessen Es! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/was-ihr-volt-ampera-vergessen-es/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/was-ihr-volt-ampera-vergessen-es/#comments Mon, 04 Jul 2011 13:45:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401539 End of the year, Europeans can delight in the Made in America Opel Ampera, which is a rebadged and slightly reskinned (see picture) Volt. But don’t rush to your friendly Opel dealer to put in your pre-order: The Ampera is already sold out. According to Automobilwoche [sub], Opel already has more than 5,000 pre-orders for […]

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End of the year, Europeans can delight in the Made in America Opel Ampera, which is a rebadged and slightly reskinned (see picture) Volt. But don’t rush to your friendly Opel dealer to put in your pre-order: The Ampera is already sold out. According to Automobilwoche [sub], Opel already has more than 5,000 pre-orders for […]

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Silent Running: Opel Pushes Ampera As Cop Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/silent-running-opel-pushes-ampera-as-cop-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/silent-running-opel-pushes-ampera-as-cop-car/#comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:30:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383825 It’s not out yet, and it won’t be before the end of the year, but Opel is already flogging the Euro-version of the Volt, the Ampera, as the perfect cop car. Main selling point: It’s a veritable multi mission vehicle. “Whether emission free on patrol, or silent during undercover surveillance, or fast and persistent when […]

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It’s not out yet, and it won’t be before the end of the year, but Opel is already flogging the Euro-version of the Volt, the Ampera, as the perfect cop car. Main selling point: It’s a veritable multi mission vehicle. “Whether emission free on patrol, or silent during undercover surveillance, or fast and persistent when […]

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Salesman-In-Chief Hawks Opel Ampera http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/salesman-in-chief-hawks-opel-ampera/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/salesman-in-chief-hawks-opel-ampera/#comments Sat, 20 Nov 2010 15:29:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=373686 Isn’t it great to have the government as your biggest shareholder? Makes for good photo-ops. For the second time, Barack Obama went behind the wheels of a Chevy Volt, with the world press in attendance. Actually, it was the Volt’s European twin, the Ampera. The Prez. had to weigh national security and time at the […]

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Isn’t it great to have the government as your biggest shareholder? Makes for good photo-ops. For the second time, Barack Obama went behind the wheels of a Chevy Volt, with the world press in attendance. Actually, it was the Volt’s European twin, the Ampera. The Prez. had to weigh national security and time at the […]

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$41,000 For A Volt? A Bargain – Compared To An Ampera http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/41000-for-a-volt-a-bargain-%e2%80%93-compared-to-an-ampera/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/41000-for-a-volt-a-bargain-%e2%80%93-compared-to-an-ampera/#comments Sat, 13 Nov 2010 04:14:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=372551 America – the greatest country on earth. At least when it comes to Chevy Volt prices. You think its $41,000 tag is expensive? Wait until you hear what the Europeans will have to fork over for the rebadged Opel Ampera, and the Volt will look like the greatest deal on earth. Especially after subsidies. Ready? […]

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America – the greatest country on earth. At least when it comes to Chevy Volt prices. You think its $41,000 tag is expensive? Wait until you hear what the Europeans will have to fork over for the rebadged Opel Ampera, and the Volt will look like the greatest deal on earth. Especially after subsidies. Ready? […]

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China Imports The Chevy Volt – Or Rather The Opel Ampera http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/china-imports-the-volt-%e2%80%93-from-germany/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/china-imports-the-volt-%e2%80%93-from-germany/#comments Mon, 24 May 2010 12:54:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357220 Any minute, or at least by the end of the month, the Chinese government will reveal super-secret plans to throw serious subsidy money at clean energy cars. The plans have been so secret that the Chinese market from mild hybrids all the way to full plug-ins came to a standstill with everybody waiting for the […]

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Any minute, or at least by the end of the month, the Chinese government will reveal super-secret plans to throw serious subsidy money at clean energy cars. The plans have been so secret that the Chinese market from mild hybrids all the way to full plug-ins came to a standstill with everybody waiting for the […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: The Volt Crosses Over Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-volt-crosses-over-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-volt-crosses-over-edition/#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:34:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336947 How spurious is this one? Let me count the ways. First of all, it’s an Auto Express illustration, which makes it pretty spurious to begin with. Second, it’s of a possible (and unrumored) CUV designed on the Volt Chassis. and Third, it’s based on the Opel/Vauxhall version of the Volt, the Ampera…. and there’s no […]

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How spurious is this one? Let me count the ways. First of all, it’s an Auto Express illustration, which makes it pretty spurious to begin with. Second, it’s of a possible (and unrumored) CUV designed on the Volt Chassis. and Third, it’s based on the Opel/Vauxhall version of the Volt, the Ampera…. and there’s no […]

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