It has been recently stated that GM Motors have decided to drop the Vauxhall Ampera plug in hybrid from the European market due to poor sales across Europe.
This vehicle has been in production since 2010 and you can read our full review by clicking here.
A facelifted version of the Ampera is set for release towards the end of 2015 but it will not be available across Europe due to the very low number of sales on the continent.
GM owns Opel/Vauxhall and this announcement was confirmed to be true when Karl-Thomas Neumann who is in charge at Opel commented on Twitter that the Ampera would be replaced by a new electric vehicle model. This is what he had to say:
"We see e-mobility as an important part of the mobility of tomorrow and we will continue to drive down costs and affordability. After the eventual run-out of the current-generation Ampera, we'll introduce a successor product in the electric vehicle segment."
This new electric model will be part of a new scheme by GM to release 27 new or revised Opel/Vauxhall vehicles between 2014 and 2018. Although the cost of buying a new Ampera was reduced last year, this still did not improve sales across Europe so it looks like we will be seeing a new vehicle introduced next year. We look forward to seeing this vehicle and hope that it will be able to compete in the electric vehicle segment.
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