“Opel is going electric!” announced CEO Michael Lohscheller, as the company celebrates the release of two electrified vehicles in 2019, a plug-in hybrid Grandland X SUV (pictured above) and a fully electric Corsa.
The electric version of the best-selling Corsa “will make electro-mobility affordable for many customers, it will be a real electric car for the people,” said CEO Loscheller. The Grandland X plug-in hybrid brings electrification to a larger vehicle class and will deliver up to 300 hp along with “e-All Wheel Drive” technology.
As Opel enters its 120th year in auto manufacturing in 2019, Lohscheller emphasized that “We are putting maximum effort into the electrification of our portfolio.” Opel’s next step is to offer a fully electric midsize van, the Vivaro, in 2020, as well as a fully electric subcompact SUV, the Mokka.
Opel’s electrified vehicles are consistent with parent company PSA Group’s mandate that every new model come in a hybrid or all-electric version, and by 2025 every single model from the PSA Group family will have an electrified version (Opel plans to achieve this milestone by 2024). As evidence of the company’s commitment to this aggressive goal, the company will launch fifteen new electrified vehicles in the next two years.
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