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2011 Opel Ampera - First Official Image

GM has released the first official photo of the 2011 Opel Ampera today ahead of the electric car's unveiling at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show later this week.

2011 Opel AmperaFirst, GM released a darkened teaser picture. Then, renderings of the car were leaked onto the internet. Really, though, we got our best look just over a week ago when intrepid spy photographers in Germany caught the car out in the open posing for its official GM photo shoot. Still, the official picture released today doesn't have any tall plants blocking the view, so take a look and see what you think.

Mechanically, the Opel Ampera is identical to its North American cousin, the Chevrolet Volt. Rather than design an entirely new car on the Voltec architecture, GM has restyled it for the European market, a move that will certainly save money for cash-strapped GM. Being mechanically identical, the Ampera will have the same 40-mile all-electric range and a range of "several hundred" miles after a gasoline-powered engine starts up and runs a generator.

© Source: motortrend
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