It is not clear yet if Chevrolet is going to let their European branch, Opel, use the new Volt as the basis for a new Ampera electric car. But rendering enthusiast X-Tomi went ahead and created a virtual one, just in case.
The Opel Ampera X-Tomi has come up with is based on the pictures of the 2016 Chevy Volt, unveiled at NAIAS a few days ago, and it is a job well done. The designer has successfully integrated all the required Opel features into the Volt and created what can easily pass as a production Ampera. This virtual car is a damnsight better than what Opel themselves did with the first-gen Ampera, which was a Volt with the Chevy badge removed and Opel put in its place.
Should GM decide to let Opel have another crack at the EV market, chances are the new Opel Ampera will get the same exact mechanicals and electronics as the Volt. As we have reported a bunch of times, the new Volt comes with a bigger capacity battery pack and a more efficient drivetrain. It promises a range of 400 miles and the ability to drive solely on electricity for up to 50 miles.