Opel announces plans to accelerate its electrification process

The German automaker, Opel, has announced plans to accelerate its vehicle electrification process in 2019.

The Groupe PSA subsidiary will open its books to two electric vehicles (EVs) in the first half of 2019 – the electric version of the new Corsa an the plug-in hybrid Grandland X SUV.

“The new Corsa will make electro-mobility affordable for many customers, it will be a real electric car for the people,” stated Michael Lohscheller, CEO of Opel.

“Opel is going electric! […] We made this announcement at the presentation of our PACE! strategic plan and now we are delivering.”

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The firm will produce the Grandland X vehicle at its German Eisenach plant next year, creating an SUV with a hybrid propulsion system that can develop the equivalent of up to 300 hp.

The company will also manufacture an electric alternative to its Vivaro midsize van in 2020, along with an electric Mokka X sub-compact SUV.

“We are putting maximum effort into the electrification of our portfolio,” Lohscheller continued.

“Opel has always positioned itself as the brand that makes innovation available to everyone,” the firm stated in its press release.

“This will remain a core element of the 120th anniversary of automobile production, which the German company will celebrate in 2019.”

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