The New Popemobile is a Chevy Bolt in German Clothes

Michael Accardi
by Michael Accardi

Vatican City wants to become the first C02 free country in the world through the use of electric mobility and renewable energy.

During Laudato Sì, a sustainability conference addressing key environmental issues and future mobility, hosted by the Vatican earlier this week, Opel’s CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann presented his Holiness Pope Francis with the keys to a brand new Opel Ampera-e.

“We are proud that we as Opel can contribute to the ambitious goals of the Vatican City. Our new Ampera-e will make electric mobility feasible for everyday use without any compromises,” said Dr. Neumann.

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During the conference, Vatican City, along with Opel and Italian energy company Enel, promised to develop a sustainable mobility program for the smallest country in the world.

The Opel Ampera-e isn’t a bad place to start, its 520 km of NEDC rated range dwarf its next closest competitor by at least 100 km.

A version of this story originally appeared on GM Inside News

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  • Jack Woodburn Jack Woodburn on Jun 01, 2017

    Whatta joke...all the Vatican needs inside its 40 foot WALLS are golf carts. The longest ride the Pope will ever take in that vehicle will be no more than a couple miles. LOL

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    • Richard Joash Tan Richard Joash Tan on Jun 03, 2017


  • Right of right Right of right on Jun 05, 2017

    It's not a country. Idiots