Norway, you’re on deck. The 2017 Opel Ampera-e will first launch in the country before filtering out to Germany, France and other European countries this year. But, deliveries will be starting much sooner than anticipated.
Opel chief Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann tweeted from his official Twitter account that deliveries of the Ampera-e will begin this coming May. The announcement came during the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show and just after General Motors announced it would sell off the Opel brand to France’s PSA Groupe.
If you’re wondering, “Why Norway?” it’s because of the country’s all-out love affair with battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). Norway is on track to 100,000 BEVs on its roads this year and the country has a very healthy infrastructure for EVs in place.
The Ampera-e will arrive with 520 kilometers of range from a single charge and 150 km can be replenished in just 30 minutes when using a fast-charging station. Opel will roll out the Ampera-e to France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland later this year before other European countries are added as production ramps up at the Orion assembly plant in Michigan.