Opel Ampera-e price revealed in Norway

Opel Ampera-e price in Norway

 

In Norway the price won’t be a problem, but the availability might be.

 

With a starting price of 299.000 NOK (33.260 €), the Opel Ampera-e if not production constrained, can easily become the best selling car in Norway. Other electric car models might struggle to sell without discounts.

 

With first deliveries of the Chevrolet Bolt EV in the USA happening just now, Europeans have to wait a little more to get the Ampera-e. Norwegians should be the first customers to get it in June 2017.

 

Let’s see how the Opel Ampera-e compares to other two popular electric car models.

 

Car

Price

NEDC Range

Opel Ampera-e

299.000 NOK (33.260 €)

> 500 km

Renault Zoe ZE 40

229.400 NOK (25.518 €)

400 km

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

239.950 NOK (26.692 €)

280 km

 

Considering that around summer, the Renault Zoe usually gets generous discounts, some people might go for it.

 

As a side note, I do hope that Opel considers introducing new wheel trims for the Ampera-e, because its standard 17-inch wheel trims aren’t very aerodynamic. They allow too much air enter into the wheels and this creates turbulent drag.

Electric cars rely more on regenerative braking than mechanical, therefore they hardly require air to cool down the mechanical brakes.

 

First generation (ZE1) Honda Insight Hybrid wheels

 

Wheel trims like the one we see above, still allow some air in – aren’t fully enclosed – but could add 5-10 % more range to the Opel Ampera-e, depending on the speed.

 

Thanks Stefan Ko for the heads up.

 

What do you think? Is the Opel Ampera-e’s price what you expected?

 

 

More info:

http://www.opel.no/kjoretoy/opel-serie/biler/ampera-e/index.html

http://elbilforum.no/forum/index.php/topic,31267.0.html

http://www.bilnorge.no/upload/Prisliste%20Ampera-e_pressemelding.pdf

https://kampanje.renault.no/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/PrislisteZoe_400-07-11-2016.pdf

https://www.hyundai.no/modeller/hyundai-ioniq-electric/

Pedro Lima

More than natural resources, are wasted human resources that bothers me the most. That's why I'm a strong advocate of a society based on cooperation, not competition, that helps every individual to reach his full potential so that he can contribute back to society. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs".

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10 Responses

  1. Jonas Jovial says:

    The price is good… but whatever price it would come, it does not mater, because vaporware can have the price you want… 🙁

  2. Jurgen says:

    Does anyone know if there are come cash backs from government? This may have an impact pn the price. If not, it gives a good indication about the price in other countries.

  3. Alex says:

    I got 4000 € additional discount on a Renault ZE40 order in Germany. So if you get no discount on the Ampera the price difference would be 11000 €.

    • Pedro Lima says:

      Not only that’s a great discount, but also the battery included option in every country – excluding France – will significantly boost Renault Zoe’s sales in 2017.

      Looking forward to see the sale figures.

  4. Jurgen says:

    In belgium you can currently buy a newnissan leaf including 24kw battery for 21.000 euro (5k cash back government + 5k off viaspecial nissan deal). Agreed this is not as good battery as the e-ampera but that at that price the nissan should imho be able to get some cars sold next year too awaiting their new model.

  5. John Doe says:

    Norway will maximum get 10% of the cars that could be sold. Does GM/Opel loose money with this price? I see no reason that GM, with wast production experience, is not able to manufacture more cars. The specs alone, will sell many cars. GM knows this too, so there must be a reason why they don’t manufacture more. If they make money, there is no reason why they will not scale up Production.

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