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Monday, May 16, 2011

Opel: First battery car from 2013

GM / Opel has announced plans to introduce an electric-only version of the Opel Junior / Allegra.

Speaking with Welt, Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke revealed the model will be launched in mid-2013. He declined to provide additional information, but stated the company has an advantage against its German rivals because they have already logged 4,000 pre-orders for the Ampera.

As for the Junior itself, little is known about the compact city car. Our spy photographers have previously caught a Corsa-based development mule, but the production model is rumored to resemble a "baby Astra GTC." Regardless, the car will battle the Citro├źn DS3 so we can expect it to be highly-customizable and feature a high quality interior.

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