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Euro Volts In 2012

Terry Martin
15 July 2008
www.goauto.com.au

General Motors will build Opel and Vauxhall-branded versions of the Chevrolet Volt in the United States for export to Europe in 2012, according to GM Europe president Carl-Peter Forster.

Speaking to German industry journal Automobilwoche, and providing a clue to the source, timing and pricing possibilities for Australia, Mr Forster said the initial production source would be GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant and that these first-generation “E-Flex” versions would be based on the compact class but carry “a substantial surcharge … up to 10,000 Euros ($A16,400) more than a comparable model with a conventional powertrain”.

Having said that, Mr Forster emphasised the significant cost savings to consumers based on current fuel prices – and that the purchase price should fall “dramatically” as production volumes rise.

A source familiar with GM’s plans said the Opel electric vehicle would essentially be the Volt with different styling.

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Meanwhile, news has emerged that the electric Opel Flextreme will also be built in the US at first.

The Flextreme shares its underpinnings andpowertrain with the upcoming Chevrolet Volt, and both vehicles will be built together to reduce costs,

though Opel will start to make the Flextreme in Germany at a later date.

Sales of this model - which will be renamed for production - will start in 2012, after the Volt's arrival (2010).

Both the Flextreme and Volt are based on GM's Delta platform, which makes its debut under the Chevrolet Cruze later this year.
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Unlikely in the initial batch. A few years down the road when the volt tech is cheaper you may see a saturn...if the brand sill exists.
 
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