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Automotive News: Opel plans EV version of its Karl minicar

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by RobStark, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. RobStark

    RobStark Active Member

    Jul 2, 2013
    Los Angeles
    FRANKFURT -- Opel plans an electric version of its new Karl minicar, a German magazine reported.

    The Karl EV could go on sale by the end of 2018, Autobild said. The battery powered hatchback will have a range of approximately 150km (93 miles) on a single charge, the magazine said.

    Opel said last July that it would develop an electric vehicle to replace the Ampera, a plug-in hybrid based on the Chevrolet Volt. The Ampera is being dropped because of disappointing sales. Opel sold 934 Amperas in Europe last year, down from 3,180 in 2013, according to JATO Dynamics market researchers.

    Looks like a rebadged Spark EV. Don't see why it will take so long to get to market.

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