Project Electric Vehicle Opel Adam Closed
Following the decision to issue the "charged" version of the CD Adam Opel decided to abandon the development of electrical modifications. The project will be frozen because of its high cost and lack of activity from buyers.
Sales of electric vehicles in the European market is growing too slowly, because the buyers are not willing to pay for expensive electrical technology, said the head of the sales Department Opel Alfred Rick Automotive News Agency. In turn, according to chief project engineer Dieter Metz, the company would be unable to provide the serial version of the Opel Adam EV competitive price - this became the main reason for closure of the project.
Now Opel has hybrid sedan Ampera, which is essentially an updated version of the Chevrolet Volt. Opel Adam EV if he turned into a serial electric car, would, most likely, the propulsion system from the electric version of the Chevrolet Spark, the engine which develops 114 horsepower. By the way, sales of the Chevrolet Spark EV will begin in 2013.
The Opel Adam will be equipped with petrol engines of 1.2 and 1.4 liters, but later the engine range will be enlarged with turbo power units with capacity from 1 liter to 1.4 L. In Europe, the basic version of the hatchback will cost about € 11 500.