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Opel Mokka-e partially sold out until September 2021

Opel Mokka-e partially sold out until September 2021

The Opel Mokka-e isn't scheduled for delivery until March 2021, but the rush for the small e-SUV is apparently so great that some variants will be sold out by September 2021.

Clear field for Opel Zafira-e Life and its siblings

Clear field for Opel Zafira-e Life and its siblings

The PSA Group and Toyota are now offering the Opel Zafira passenger van and its derivatives with electric instead of diesel engines. This works really well - although not for all applications. Reporter Christoph M. Schwarzer subjected the Opel minibus to an analysis.

DS gives details of DS 4 PHEV / production at Opel

DS gives details of DS 4 PHEV / production at Opel

PSA brand DS Automobiles has released the first official information on its new plug-in hybrid DS 4. The compact premium model will be the brand's first model to be produced on German soil, namely at group sister Opel in Rüsselsheim, starting next year.

Our look ahead - These electric cars are coming in 2021

Our look ahead - These electric cars are coming in 2021

Which new electric cars will be launched in 2021? In the price range between 30,000 and 50,000 euros, the choice is growing. In addition to the compacts, an armada of heavyweight E-SUVs is rolling towards us. Christoph M. Schwarzer looks for us at the electric offerings of the new year!

Opel reportedly cancels orders of the Mokka-e

Opel reportedly cancels orders of the Mokka-e

Because production capacities for the model are exhausted, Opel has now even cancelled contracts with customers, according to a media report. Officially, according to Opel, some variants of the Mokka-e are still sold out, while others are still available for order.

Stellantis: PSA and FCA announce completion of their merger

Stellantis: PSA and FCA announce completion of their merger

PSA and FCA have now completed their merger, paving the way for the creation of Stellantis. The new group's ordinary shares will start trading on Euronext in Paris and Mercato Telematico Azionario in Milan on January 18, and on the New York Stock Exchange on January 19, both under the symbol "STLA".

PSA sold a total of 120,000 e-vehicles in 2020

PSA sold a total of 120,000 e-vehicles in 2020

The PSA Group recorded around 120,000 new registrations for electrified models in 2020, one of the reasons it met European CO2 targets, but the French company's total sales slumped 27.8 percent to 2.51 million cars in the crisis year compared to 2019.

Opel launches Combo-e Cargo with a payload of up to 800 kilos

Opel launches Combo-e Cargo with a payload of up to 800 kilos

Opel has unveiled the new Combo-e Cargo, an all-electric high-roof van that sorts itself out a notch below the Vivaro-e e-van before the big Movano-e is due to be unveiled later in the year.

Ministry of Transport promotes e-vehicle development

Ministry of Transport promotes e-vehicle development

The Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) is funding three research projects with a total of 24.4 million euros, which will develop both battery-electric commercial vehicles and fuel cell drives.

VDL and Camperfixx cooperate on e-motorhomes

VDL and Camperfixx cooperate on e-motorhomes

VDL Bus Venlo becomes an industrial partner of Camperfixx, a motorhome builder from Friesland. VDL will build compact electric campers based on the almost identical vehicles Peugeot Expert, Toyota Proace, Opel Vivaro and Citroën Jumpy, with the first example to be completed in February.

Combo-e Life: Opel shows passenger car version of the high-roof station wagon

Combo-e Life: Opel shows passenger car version of the high-roof station wagon

Following the Combo-e Cargo, Opel is now presenting the Combo-e Life, which will be available in the fall. The model is the passenger car version of the battery-electric high-roof station wagon and comes in a short or XL length of 4.40 or 4.75 meters and with five or seven seats.

Opel Mokka-e: Familiar technology in a new guise

Opel Mokka-e: Familiar technology in a new guise

Opel unveiled its new Mokka last summer and it will be launched in stores at the end of February. A first test drive will show whether the Mokka-e can build on the success of the Corsa-e. This much in advance: there were no surprises in the powertrain, but there were in the design.

Opel Mokka-e probably available again in all variants

Opel Mokka-e probably available again in all variants

Delivery problems with the Mokka-e are a thing of the past, according to Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller, who indicated in an interview that any customer who orders a Mokka-e now should still receive their vehicle in 2021.

Opel: All dealers equipped with Mokka

Opel: All dealers equipped with Mokka

The Opel Mokka and electric Mokka-e are now available in dealerships, and the manufacturer says test drives are now available at dealerships.

Opel teases an electric Manta

Opel teases an electric Manta

Opel is electrifying its iconic Manta model. The automaker has provided a first glimpse of the Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD, an all-electric reinterpretation of the 1970 Opel Manta. Unfortunately, Opel has not yet provided details on the technology. It also remains unclear whether the electric Manta will remain a one-off or actually go into production.

Driving report: Opel Zafira-e Life on the long haul

Driving report: Opel Zafira-e Life on the long haul

Opel plans to electrify its entire commercial vehicle portfolio by the end of 2021, starting with the Vivaro-e. The Zafira-e Life complements the electric passenger car range. But how well does the MPV do on a longer trip? Here's our driving report.

Opel offers Zafira-e Life with wheelchair-accessible conversion

Opel offers Zafira-e Life with wheelchair-accessible conversion

The Opel Zafira-e Life is now also available as a wheelchair-accessible electric van. In the version now available from conversion specialist AMF-Bruns, the battery-electric version of the Opel van becomes a fully disabled-accessible vehicle with a large rear cut-out for wheelchair users.

Atos to electrify entire corporate fleet by the end of 2024

Atos to electrify entire corporate fleet by the end of 2024

IT services provider Atos has announced that it will fully electrify its nearly 5,500 company cars by the end of 2024, with Atos choosing Renault and Stellantis as its main suppliers of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Q1: 10% of new Opel cars in Germany with e-drives

Q1: 10% of new Opel cars in Germany with e-drives

Around 4,850 electrified Opel vehicles (passenger cars and light commercial vehicles) were newly registered in Germany in Q1 2021, meaning that around one in ten Opels sold in Germany was a battery-electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid.

"Electric GT" at Opel already 50 years ago

"Electric GT" at Opel already 50 years ago

Opel reminds us that 50 years ago there was a prototype of the Opel GT with an all-electric drive. However, it never went into production. The "Elektro GT" drove a total of six electric car world records on 17 and 18 May 1971 on the Formula 1 circuit in Hockenheim. It was equipped with two DC motors from Bosch and four nickel-cadmium batteries from Varta [...]

Opel Mokka-e: The one with the pleasing hat on

Opel Mokka-e: The one with the pleasing hat on

The Mokka-e is the latest model based on Stallantis' e-CMP platform. Its looks are the main reason for the strong demand. Christoph M. Schwarzer now provides detailed driving impressions. After the order bottleneck at the beginning of the year, Opel headquarters now says that anyone who orders the Mokka-e now will get it this year.

Opel plans market research on electric Manta

Opel plans market research on electric Manta

Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller is thinking out loud about a possible return of the Manta as an electric car, saying feedback on the Manta GSe ElektroMOD study presented as a rendering in March was so "overwhelming" that Opel's market research will certainly run through a potential production version.

Special rally design for Opel Corsa-e

Special rally design for Opel Corsa-e

Opel recently delivered the first ten Corsa-e Rally cars to customer teams for the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup, and now every owner of the production model can give their electric car a rally look.

Opel names technical data for Manta GSe ElektroMOD

Opel names technical data for Manta GSe ElektroMOD

After the first teaser in March, Opel has now shown its electric study Manta GSe ElektroMOD in full. In the course of this, the Rüsselsheim-based company also reveals the first technical data, which deviates from the known 100 kW drive of the new cars - among other things with rear-wheel drive and manual transmission.

Opel gives first details on Astra and its E-version

Opel gives first details on Astra and its E-version

Opel has provided a first glimpse of the new generation Astra, which will be electrified for the first time and is scheduled to begin production at the Rüsselsheim plant later this year. The new Opel Astra will be offered in five-door and Sports Tourer station wagon versions.

Opel shows facelift for Grandland SUV

Opel shows facelift for Grandland SUV

Opel has given its Grandland compact SUV a facelift. Formerly known as the Grandland X, the model now wears the brand's new face, dubbed the "Opel Vizor," like the Mokka and Mokka-e before it, and will continue to be offered in plug-in hybrid variants with or without all-wheel drive.

Eifel: Care service fleet runs on its own solar energy

Eifel: Care service fleet runs on its own solar energy

The R+R care service from the Eifel region is in the process of electrifying half of its fleet - even though its business area covers a radius of around 100 kilometres. The company produces the electricity itself using solar energy. The company no longer wants to purchase combustion engines.

Opel opens order books for the Combo-e Life

Opel opens order books for the Combo-e Life

The Opel Combo-e Life is now available for order in Germany. The high-roof station wagon is available at list prices starting at 38,100 euros. If you deduct the subsidy of 9,570 euros, the purchase price is reduced to 28,530 euros. The model is scheduled to roll into dealerships in the fall.

Stellantis to build e-van at UK plant

Stellantis to build e-van at UK plant

The Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port (including the Opel Astra) is to become an electric site: Stellantis has announced that it will turn the plant into a production site for battery-electric commercial vehicles and passenger car models for the Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën brands.

Stellantis invests 30 billion euros in electromobility

Stellantis invests 30 billion euros in electromobility

Stellantis has unveiled its new electric strategy, with the multi-brand group aiming for 70 percent of its sales in Europe and 40 percent in the U.S. to come from "low emission vehicles" by 2030. One step along the way, Opel will become an electric brand in Europe by 2028.

Opel Astra gets two plug-in hybrids

Opel Astra gets two plug-in hybrids

Opel has unveiled the sixth-generation Astra, which will also be offered as a plug-in hybrid in two performance levels from launch. The new Opel Astra will be available to order from autumn and roll out to the first customers from early 2022.

More Stellantis brands go all-electric

More Stellantis brands go all-electric

Stellantis gave new details on its electrification strategy when it presented its first-half financials, saying DS Automobiles will launch only pure BEVs from 2024, while Alfa Romeo is set to become a pure electric car brand from 2027.

Opel launches a spin-off of the Citroën Ami in autumn

Opel launches a spin-off of the Citroën Ami in autumn

Opel has unveiled its own offshoot of the Citroën Ami electric two-seater light vehicle. The Opel Rocks-e will be available to order online or through direct sales at select Opel dealers in Germany starting this fall, with other markets to follow in 2022.

Opel launches new Astra also as electric car

Opel launches new Astra also as electric car

Opel will also offer the new Astra as an all-electric model from 2023, the manufacturer has now announced at the official presentation of the sixth generation of the model. Before launching as a BEV, plug-in hybrids are available for the new Astra in two performance levels.

Opel Movano-e starts at 57,900 euros

Opel Movano-e starts at 57,900 euros

Opel has opened the order books in Germany for the new Movano and its electric version, the Movano-e. The Opel Movano-e is the German brand's first electric model in the large van range, with a starting price of 57,990 euros (net).

Opel Astra PHEV starts at 35,800 euros

Opel Astra PHEV starts at 35,800 euros

Opel is now accepting orders for the new generation of the compact Astra, including the plug-in hybrid version right at market launch. After deducting the environmental bonus, the base price is 28,622.50 euros.

Voltia to bring XL transporter based on Stellantis in 2022

Voltia to bring XL transporter based on Stellantis in 2022

Electric vehicle converter Voltia has announced the launch of five new electric XL van models. The new 11-cubic metre vans are based on the Stellantis platform for Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall and Toyota vehicles.

E-light vehicle Opel Rocks-e available for order from 7,990 euros

E-light vehicle Opel Rocks-e available for order from 7,990 euros

The Opel Rocks-e is now available to order in Germany at list prices starting at €7,990. According to Opel, the financing rate for the City Stromer will be at the same monthly level as a public transport ticket. The first vehicles are scheduled to be delivered to dealers later this year.

Peugeot e-308 with a range of up to 400 kilometres

Peugeot e-308 with a range of up to 400 kilometres

The announced Peugeot e-308 will not be on the market until next year, but now there are first reports about the technical data of the compact electric car, which - probably also for the sister model Opel Astra-e - deviate slightly from the known data.

Changes to the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup

Changes to the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup

For the second season, the organisers have announced some changes for the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup. For the season starting in May 2022, there will be some improvements in detail and a much more international orientation of the e-race series.

Alternative to the City-SUV? Opel Rocks-e in the driving report

Alternative to the City-SUV? Opel Rocks-e in the driving report

The Opel Rocks-e is a light electric vehicle that can be driven without a driver's license. In other words, it's an electric dwarf designed primarily for city traffic. We spent two weeks driving the Rocks-e around Hamburg and learned a lot about the strengths and weaknesses of the concept. Here's the driving report!

Stellantis launches long-term rental program for e-cars

Stellantis launches long-term rental program for e-cars

Stellantis has launched "Electric As You Go", a new long-term rental program for the group's electric cars. The new offer is initially available in France for the Peugeot e-208, Opel Corsa-e and Opel Mokka-e - but not everyone can take advantage of the rental program.