Opel decided to test the new Ampera in some challenging environments such as snow and low temperatures.
The electric model, Europe’s best-selling as the German company claims, managed to do a good job even at -10 degrees Celsius providing a decent driving range.
According to Opel, the Ampera EV uses a system which keeps the battery temperature at an optimal level even while charging which means that cold weather won’t reduce the capabilities of the battery pack.
As you probably now, the Opel Ampera uses a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery providing a range of 80 kilometers. When you run out of power, the gasoline unit recharges the battery for another 400 kilometers of electric driving.
The electric motor produces 150 horsepower which makes the 0-100 km/h sprint possible in about 10 seconds with a top speed of 160 km/h. Fuel economy figures are rated at 1,2 liters/100km or 196mpg US with CO2 emissions of only 27 g/km.