Opel Chief Says Company Will Debut Electric Car by End of 2010
Hybrid technology too expensive for small cars, Carl-Peter Forster told European magazines, leading to conclusion that Opel will skip the IC engine and go to straight battery electric vehicle.
General Motors Corp unit Opel plans to bring out an all-electric car at the
end of 2010, GM's European chief Carl-Peter Forster was cited as saying in an
excerpt from tomorrow's Auto Motor Sport magazine.
He told the magazines that hybrid technology is too costly to use in small
cars. A prototype of GM's E-Flex electric engine will be presented at the IAA
car show in Frankfurt in September, he said, and series production is expected
to start at the end of 2010.