Opel is becoming a purely electric brand. By 2028, the Rüsselsheim, Germany-based automaker will have switched its entire product lineup to electric. As of today, Opel currently offers a comprehensive selection of electrified options. Customers can order from 12 different electrified models ranging from the Rocks-e quadricycle to the full-size Movano-e commercial van.
A new battery-electric vehicle (BEV) will come in 2025, in the form of a new Opel Manta. “The new Opel Manta will be a highly emotional car once again. With electric power that ensures first-class acceleration on tap. Our Manta will once again stand for pure driving pleasure. We will build a fascinating, astoundingly spacious new interpretation,” said Opel CEO Uwe Hochgeschurtz. The successors of the current Opel Crossland and Insignia will also become electrified around the same time.
“Opel is on a consistent path to going electric – and in record time. We are thus making an important contribution to reducing CO2. And we will not stop with the conversion of our product range: Together with our partners, we will be manufacturing our own high-performance batteries in Kaiserslautern as early as 2025. In addition, a resource-friendly new campus is being built at our headquarters in Rüsselsheim,” said Hochgeschurtz, explaining the brand’s strategy.
According to Opel, the brand’s ultimate goal is to offer electric vehicles (EVs) that perfectly meets its customers demands. Future Opels will have between 500 and 800 kilometers (310 to 500 miles) and best-in-class fast-charging capability of 32 kilometers (20 miles) per minute, as we saw during Stellantis’ EV Day 2021 presentation.
|Current Electrified Opel Models For 2022 MY|
|Light Motor Vehicles||Passenger Cars||Light Commercial Vehicles|
|Opel Rocks-e||Opel Corsa-e||Opel Combo-e|
|Opel Mokka-e||Opel Vivaro-e|
|Opel Combo-e Life||Opel Vivaro-e HYDROGEN|
|Opel Astra PHEV||Opel Movano-e|
|Opel Astra Sports Tourer PHEV|
|Opel Grandland PHEV|
|Opel Zafira-e Life|
Together with partners Total/Saft, Stellantis and Opel founded the “Automotive Cells Company” (ACC). A few months ago, Mercedes-Benz joined this joint venture. With this partnership, the parties are creating a world-class player in the field of developing and producing high-performance batteries for the automotive industry. In addition, the partners announced that they would increase ACC’s industrial capacity in Kaiserslautern to up to 32 GWh. This will see a true giga factory for modern battery cell production created in Kaiserslautern, a traditional location for component and engine production.