The German automaker has revealed the rebadged Chevy Bolt – titled Opel Ampera-e – will pose for the first time in front of the worldwide audience during the upcoming Paris Motor Show.
The Rüsselsheim-based company announced their version will try to ‘revolutionize electromobility’ at the Paris venue in October, complete with ‘acceleration and overtaking ability like a sportscar.’ We know better though, because this is a twin car case – the pure electric hatchback is actually the same as the Chevrolet model that will already be reaching North American dealerships before the year runs its due course. The heart and soul of this EV will be the same electric motor with 200 horsepower (150 kilowatts) and an instant torque of 266 pound-feet (360 Newton-meters). Opel claims these credentials allow it to go head to head with its performance-oriented OPC-badged models. The company has also cooked a drag race between the Ampera-e and the Astra TCR, Adam R2, Corsa OPC, and Insignia OPC.
It’s of course quicker, thanks to an acceleration time of just 3.2 seconds to 31 mph (50 km/h) and the sprint from 80 to 120 km/h (50 to 75 mph) will be done in just 4.5 seconds – before topping out at 93 mph (150 km/h). The Ampera-e is hardly a case of sports car love tough, and people will welcome it on the driveway thanks to the 60-kWh lithium-ion battery pack – which in Bolt’s case provides juice for at least 200 miles (322 km).