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Opel has more orders than they can fill for the Opel Ampera E

According to the news, Opel has issued an order to all opel dealers to pause on accepting anymore orders for the Ampera E EV auto that is based on the Chevrolet Bolt. To date, Chevrolet has delivered 15,000 bolts and in Europe 1,000 have been delivered in Norway alone with another 5,000 already on order. Opel has also started Ampera E deliveries in Germany, Switzerland and Netherlands. Opel has stated they want to ensure getting the Consumer Reports most reliable auto, the BOLT into as many hands as possible and at this time till they can fulfill the backlog, they are holding off on accepting new orders. There is no answer from Opel or GM on what is holding up production of the Ampera E for the European market as GM has the capacity to build far more auto's.

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One can only think that the damn on internal combustion is starting to break.  the rantings and ravings of the ICE crowd will become much more amusing to watch as this progresses.

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13 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

One can only think that the damn on internal combustion is starting to break.  the rantings and ravings of the ICE crowd will become much more amusing to watch as this progresses.

So true Especially with the Toshiba break through on battery charging.

Also have to say that Honda Urban EV has a very VW design feel to it.

 

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I think especially in urban areas this makes infinite sense.

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8 hours ago, dfelt said:

 

Also have to say that Honda Urban EV has a very VW design feel to it.

 

I immediately saw a mish mash of 1st generation Accord and  Civic.

So nothing but Honda for me.

 

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9 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

One can only think that the damn on internal combustion is starting to break.  the rantings and ravings of the ICE crowd will become much more amusing to watch as this progresses.

 

8 hours ago, dfelt said:

So true Especially with the Toshiba break through on battery charging.

 

 

I read the Toshiba article last night.

I wanted to say the same thing. That EVs are on the cusp of climbing and reaching that peak of what used to seem like an insurmountable mountain. The mountain being the technological breakthrough needed to surpass the user friendliness of gasoline fill-ups which leads to the acceptance of the mass. 

This technology is that breakthrough to at least climb the mountain. Reaching the peak is when this technology becomes available to the masses...but not with just one manufacturer of electric vehicles, to all manufacturers...and descending the mountain on the other side is when sales of MAINSTREAM EVs finally COMPETE with the equivalent mainstream gasoline powered cars and finally...the journey is over when the mountain is left behind when EVs take over...

Im soooooo happy that the Chevy Volt (Ampera E) version 2.0 is such a hit!

It truly is a success on so many levels!

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2 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

I immediately saw a mish mash of 1st generation Accord and  Civic.

So nothing but Honda for me.

 

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Got it, and your right, I see that now, did not think going back that far as it also kinds felt vw too, but then VW could easily have gottent their design from Honda. :P 

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