Reports – Opel has electric ideas for its new Karl model image

According to a recent report coming from a German auto magazine, the European division of General Motors, Opel, mulls the upcoming introduction of an electric variant for its Karl minicar.

The Karl electric vehicle could reach the European market as early as the end of 2018 – which puts it in line with the estimated time of arrival of another GM electric car – the larger production version of the Chevrolet Bolt concept revealed earlier this month during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. German magazine Autobild estimates the battery powered hatchback model would be a city dweller – with a foreseen electric range of just 150 km (93 miles) on a complete charge. So far, no technical details have been disclosed, though further reports on the matter point to a different styling for the Karl EV, with a number of aerodynamic and design modifications – including a new front with different headlamps.

Opel is expected to start the sales of its Karl minicar – which takes its name from the historic heritage of the company, just like the stylish three-door Adam – this June, equipped with a gasoline engine. As a quick reminder, the model – together with its Agila-badged brethren from UK’s Vauxhall – has been unveiled as the entry-level model in the Opel range, taking the place once occupied by the Agila minicar. Opel is also working on filling the slots left open by Chevrolet’s departure from the region – as the German brand now has room to operate on the entry-level as well.

Via Automotive News Europe