We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Video: Opel Ampera and Chevrolet Volt named European Car of the Year


“And the winner, as you can see, is the Opel Ampera and Chevrolet Volt”

General Motors won big at the Geneva Motor Show with its Opel Ampera and Chevrolet Volt sharing first place.  The two models were chosen for their technical innovation and for reshaping the future of the electric car.

Unlike previous electric designs, these cars switch from a lithium-ion battery to combustion-engine once the battery is depleted. They can drive gas and emissions free for 80 kilometers before the engine kicks in. This new propulsion system can be monitored by the driver on two large screens within the car.

Charging the Volt’s battery for a year would cost only 720 euros.

SOT– “It’s approximately two Euros every time you want to charge it … Volt”

GM is hopeful that the win will boost sales worldwide, particularly in the US where sales have failed to meet expectations. Early tests recorded heat control problems in the battery pack that could spark a fire, but GM says it has addressed the issues and applied the appropriate solutions to better protect the batteries.

The cars are currently available in the US and Europe.

 

 

Video Source: IDGNS Boston
Article Author:
Video Category: News

Share this video



Comments

Most Popular Videos
5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best? play video

5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best?

What is best: Mac or PC? Here we examine five key areas, and help you to decide if you should buy a Mac or a Windows PC or laptop. (Answer: get a Windows machine.)
watch video »


Motorola Moto X 2014 review: the second-generation Moto X is a brilliant smartphone with pure Android play video

Motorola Moto X 2014 review: the second-generation Moto X is a brilliant smartphone with pure Android

The second-generation Moto X is much better than it's predecessor, but then again it's also more expensive. If you're after a custom smartphone, it could be right up your street, though. Here's our Motorola Moto X 2014 review.
watch video »


Tesco Hudl 2 video review: few tablets can compete on value play video

Tesco Hudl 2 video review: few tablets can compete on value

Following up on the success on its first own-brand tablet, Tesco is back with the Hudl 2 which is only £10 more than the original at £129. Find out why it's well worth the extra in our Hudl 2 review
watch video »




IDG UK Sites

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: A better deal than the Z3 and most smartphones

IDG UK Sites

Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

IDG UK Sites

Framestore recreates ancient China for Mr Bean's martial arts misadventure

IDG UK Sites

iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests and more