Opel to Unveil Green Concept Car at Geneva 2010
Opel takes pride in being an environmentally friendly automaker, so the unveiling of a green concept at Geneva comes naturally. However, the Germans did not give too many details. Apart from the teaser picture, all Opel said is that it “will premiere a concept car that envisions many of the qualities the company is embracing as it moves forward: Coupling expressive, beautiful design with German engineering to meet the environmental challenges of tomorrow.
"Combining design, green innovation and alternative propulsion, the vision model is proof that size and comfort do not have to be sacrificed for a vehicle to be environmentally efficient.”
Opel’s Geneva line-up will also be enhanced by the Ampera model, a car which will go into production in 2010. The car, which looks a lot like the current Astra and Insignia models, uses an electric propulsion technology. Opel explains that “Voltec uses electricity as its primary power source and, later, gasoline as a means to generate electricity. This helps the Ampera overcome all issues related to the usual limited range of pure electric cars.”