“Opel Goes Electric”: CEO Lohscheller Presents New Corsa-e and Grandland X PHEV

Tue, 04/06/2019 - 18:00

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  • Strategy presented to more than 300 journalists in Rüsselsheim
  • Video-highlights of press conference available online


Rüsselsheim.  “Opel goes electric”, announced the German carmaker at a press conference today, where CEO Michael Lohscheller presented the company’s electrification strategy to more than 300 international journalists. By 2024 there will be an electrified version of every Opel model. The start is made by the Corsa-e battery electric vehicle and Opel’s first plug-in hybrid, the all-wheel drive Grandland X Hybrid4.

“It is no coincidence that our first pure electric model of the new generation is a Corsa, our most popular nameplate and one of the bestselling cars in Europe”, Michael Lohscheller told the journalists. “The Corsa-e not only makes electric mobility more practical and convenient, but also more accessible.”

With a compact length of 4.06 metres, the sporty, 100kW (136hp) Corsa-e offers advanced technologies and an all-electric range of up to 330 kilometres (WLTP1). The Corsa-e is an electric car for everyone and ideal for every-day use.

In addition to the Corsa-e, Lohscheller also presented for the first time the new Grandland X Hybrid4, which in the WLTP1 driving cycle can cover up to 52 kilometres in pure electric mode (NEDC: 65 km) and emits only 37 g/km CO2 (WLTP; NEDC2: 1.6 l/100 km, 36 g/km CO2). Both highly equipped models can be ordered now.

The video highlights of the press conference are available here.


[1] Preliminary data determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology. EG type approval and Certificate of Conformity are not yet available. Preliminary values may differ from official final type approval data.

[2] Fuel consumption and CO2-emission data given are preliminary and have been determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology, and the relevant values are translated back into NEDC to allow the comparability with other vehicles, according to regulations R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1153 and R (EU) No. 2017/1151. EG type approval and Certificate of Conformity are not yet available. The preliminary values might differ from official final type approval data.


Further information about official fuel consumption, official specific CO2 emissions and consumption of electric energy can be found in the “guideline about fuel consumption, CO2 Emissions and electric energy consumption of new passenger cars” ('Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen') in German language, which is available free of charge at any point of sales and at DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Helmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern. 



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