Opel Ampera Named 2012 Car of the Year in Denmark

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Opel’s new Ampera managed to change the way people in general and the automotive journalist in particular look at cars in Denmark, as they have named it he 2012 Car of the Year. The revolutionary eco-minded vehicle managed to convincingly defeat the BMW 1-Series, Ford Focus, Kia Picanto and Opel Zafira.
The car is to be sold across Europe at EUR42,900, but Denmark offers substantial tax incentives of up to €20,588 but EV sales were just 283 in the first half of 2011.

At the heart of the model lies a 111 kW/150 hp electric motor which delivers 370 Newton meters torque right from the very first turn of the wheel. The motor draws its power from a 16-kWh, lithium-ion battery and works in conjunction with a gasoline-fueled engine.
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