Opel Ampera extended range electric vehicle starts at 42,900, including VAT

Opel has priced the 2011 Ampera, the Chevy Volt’s European cousin (earlier post), starting at €42,900 (US$58,786), including national VAT. Opel has begun taking reservations for the extended-range electric vehicle.

In Germany, with 19% VAT, the Ampera net price is €36,050 (US$49,397). Because trim levels will differ from market to market, prices in each country may differ. Customers wishing to reserve an Ampera can register at www.opel-ampera.com and become an ‘ePioneer’, receiving exclusive news and a chance to test drive the electric car. Sales start in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Opel says it is also researching customer preferences regarding financing and leasing schemes for the Ampera. The company will announce these options later.

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