7 June 2017
Pope goes electric
The newest car to ferry a Pope around the Vatican and wherever else he ventures around Rome is an Opel electric car,
Pope Francis was presented with the Ampera-e last week at a conference on
Sustainability of Communication and Innovation
, by Opel CEO Karl Thomas Neumann.
The car is a rebadged version, modified for Europe, of the US Chevy Bolt small EV, with a rated range of more than 500km, likely closer to real world 300km.
The Ampera-e is currently being introduced in Norway — the vehicle's launch market — and will later be available in the Netherlands, Germany, France, and other countries.
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