Vauxhall previously stated the 2017 Opel Ampera-e would not make the voyage to the United Kingdom, and Holden has now confirmed its position, too, according to Motoring. The simple reason? Clash of the steering wheel. The 2017 Bolt EV and Ampera-e were developed exclusively with left-hand drive in mind.
However, it’s likely a next-generation Bolt EV will have right-hand drive support, per a statement from Vauxhall chairman, Rory Harvey. Vauxhall will evaluate left-hand drive models for future interest and stated the brand was “committed to having a future EV presence in its range”.
Talking about the next-generation of a vehicle that has yet to even launch is pretty lofty. It seems the UK and Oz will have some time to kill before an affordable EV reaches the market.