Opel, the new electrification program and the Chinese market

Opel’s extensive electrification offensive continues, the new chapter of the historic German brand has begun, the House expands its range of electric models and in Europe will focus totally on battery electric vehicles, starting from 2028.

Opel will also arrive in China, which is the largest auto market in the world, like purely electric brand. In addition, the legendary Opel Manta will celebrate its return in a purely electric version. “From 2028, Opel will only offer electric cars in Europe, our main market,” said CEO Michael Lohscheller at the Stellantis EV Day 2021 digital event. “This clearly demonstrates the Opel brand’s commitment to electric mobility. . The future of the automotive industry is electric and Opel will be part of it. We are on a journey to reinvent Opel and transform ourselves into a young, green and global brand, ”added Lohscheller. “From cold, Opel becomes cool. We are heading towards a net zero CO2 future, and CO2 is the new currency of our sector ”.

And that’s not all, because another very important and definitive decision was also taken in the Opel House, namely that of bring the Opel brand back to China. In the coming months, further information will be made known and official in this regard. Lohscheller went on to say: “We promised that Opel would go global, and we are keeping our word. China is the largest automotive market in the world and we are confident that we will grow and make profits. Chinese customers will witness the arrival of our products and our exciting and German brand ”.

New Opel Manta, modern and electric reinterpretation of the legend

Another relevant news announced by Opel’s CEO is also the fact that the House is committed to the creation of the new Manta, a modern take on the legendary car, after the incredible response received by the brand at the presentation of the Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD. “The Opel Manta is a true icon in the history of our brand, and is a source of inspiration for the future. We will start series production of a new Opel Manta in the middle of this decade. Electric, of course ”, the manager’s conclusions.

Opel is carrying out a program of electrification very large and articulated, already this year the brand will have 9 electrified models on offer in its list, and all will also be available in an electrified version by 2024.

Source: Virgilio Motori by motori.virgilio.it.

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