Opel has announced that it will officially enter its first-ever alternative energy vehicle rally by entering six Ampera extended range electric vehicles in the “Alternative Energy” heat of Rally Monte Carlo. The event fires up on March 22, in Annecy-le-Vieux, Clermont-Ferrand and Lugano and finishes three days later in the capital of Monaco, the fabulous city of Monte Carlo.
In order to participate in the alternative energy rally, vehicles must have a maximum of 115g/km CO2 emissions. The point of the rally is to cover a certain distance, maintain a constant speed and use as little energy as possible. It’s not like the field is barren, either, as some 150 vehicles are expected to take part this year.