10 Cars with Different Names in Different Countries

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10 Cars with Different Names in Different Countries
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There are numerous reasons why car models are rebadged for different countries. Continue Reading...

Chevy Volt European Ads Banned for Misleading Claim

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The distinction between a hybrid and a range-extended hybrid is still confusing to some people, and GM’s European branch, Vauxhall, is getting in some hot water after misleading people in ads for the Ampera, sister car to the Volt. Continue Reading...

Opel Ampera Wins 2012 Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally

Opel Ampera Wins 2012 Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally
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When Opel/Vauxhall first announced that its Ampera plug-in hybrid electric vehicle would participate in the 13th International Monte Carlo Rally for alternative energy vehicles, it made a point to challenge the Tesla Roadster, which won the previous two years. Completing the racing stages from Annecy-le-Vieux to Monte Carlo from March 22 through 25, the Opel Ampera of Bernard… Continue Reading...

Opel Ampera Deliveries Halted Amid Chevrolet Volt Fire Investigations

Opel Ampera Deliveries Halted Amid Chevrolet Volt Fire Investigations
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Last month, GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the Chevy Volt’s fire hazards after the electric vehicle suffered collision. As investigations continue, GM’s Opel react by announcing the delay of Ampera deliveries throughout Europe until a solution to the defect is found. An Opel spokesman explains that Opel is, “not currently delivering the cars… Continue Reading...

Chevy Volt Plant Delays Second Shift

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Chevy Volt Plant Delays Second Shift
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General Motors has announced its decision to delay the addition of a second shift for the Chevy Volt assembly plant. Intended to meet projections for the Volt to double its production by 2012, the second shift is no longer necessary as a plant overhaul conducted this summer plus a modest addition of 300 workers working… Continue Reading...

Opel Unveiling Astra GTC, Zafira Tourer, Surprise Vehicle At Frankfurt Auto Show

Opel Unveiling Astra GTC, Zafira Tourer, Surprise Vehicle At Frankfurt Auto Show
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Opel is set to make an impression as this year’s Frankfurt Show which takes place on September 15th to the 25th. Their main focus will be the surprise debut of an experimental car which Opel claims will emphasize the passion for driver-focused vehicles. In addition, the booth will host the world debuts of the Astra… Continue Reading...