Opel/Vauxhall’s City Car to Have a Battery-Powered Version


There are reports that suggest a battery-powered version of Opel’s city car and the reports are not yet officially brought out by the company. Opel’s Eisenach plant will be complemented by a 90 million euro ($126.5 million U.S. at the current exchange rate) investment by the General Motors of Europe. This investment will allow Opel to expand their facility and will help them to roll out 90,000 city cars per year beginning in 2013.

The investment, according to AutoCar, is made with an eye on expanding the company’s European manufacturing network and with the expanded network; they will be offering a brand-new model with innovative technology and exciting design for the customers in Europe.

There are only hints coming through reports and these are not yet officially confirmed. But it is known that the new city car that is likely to roll out in 2013 is said to compete with upcoming cars like the Ford Ka, Volkswagen Up, Fiat 500, Mini Cooper and others that hang in the high end of the supermini segment.  Opel/Vauxhall’s city car is reportedly smaller than the company’s subcompact Corsa.

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