21 Jul '14, 6pm

Opel dropping Ampera, the European Chevy Volt, because of weak sales: Filed under: EV/Plug-in,

Opel dropping Ampera, the European Chevy Volt, because of weak sales: Filed under: EV/Plug-in,

in the US have been fairly stable for the last few months (between a low of 1,478 and a high of 1,777 since March), but in Europe, the Opel Ampera (sister-vehicle of the Volt) has been trending downwards. The sales decline is prompting discussion that the vehicle will be killed off in Europe , according to Automotive News Europe . The car was a relative hit back in 2012, when it was named the European Car Of The Year and sales topped 5,200 units. Compared to 2012 numbers, which were good , Ampera sales dropped 40 percent to fewer than 3,200 in 2013 despite a massive price cut . They are down another 67 percent so far in 2014 and the car has sold just 332 units through the end of May. That's why, according to ANE, the Ampera will be discontinued once Chevy introduces the 2016 Volt in late 2015 (we've got spy shots here ). The current Volt and the the Ampera are identical ex...

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