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Lexmaul pumps up the Vectra, adds flex-fuel capability

Ethanol is a hot topic among biofuels advocates - and opponents - and green-car fiends alike, but it has a long tradition as a performance fuel as well. Lexmaul taps into that tradition with their latest Vectra, converting the car to E85 flex-fuel capability for extra performance. The CO2 savings... read more

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Germany's interior minister suggests insolvency may be best bet for Opel

Saturn is expected to go its own way, Pontiac is being pared down, Hummer is up for sale and Saab has already announced it will be seeking independence. General Motors' brand... read more March 6, 2009 by

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GM shoots down Carnegie study claiming plug-in hybrids are inefficient

General Motors has responded to a recent Carnegie Mellon University study claiming that upcoming plug-in hybrids such as the Volt are not actually as efficient as they seem... read more March 6, 2009 by

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European Volt Makes Official Debut As The New Opel Ampera

The Chevrolet Volt is still nearly two full years from production, but the Opel-branded version of it is already on display in Geneva. Today General Motors finally pulled the... read more March 2, 2009 by

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Are plug-in hybrids too expensive to justify?

General Motors' Volt and the plug-in hybrid technology behind it has come under fire in the press recently, with critics accusing the car of being too expensive and too... read more February 27, 2009 by

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LPG-converted Irmscher Opel Astra GTC Turbo headed to Geneva Motor Show

German tuner Irmscher is a specialist when it comes to modifying Opels, having worked with the brand for more than 40 years and previously undertaking the daunting task of... read more February 18, 2009 by

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Video: Technology behind the Opel Ampera explained

General Motors recently gave us a preview of a new plug-in hybrid vehicle based on the Chevrolet Volt that the company plans to sell in Europe under its Opel division. The... read more February 5, 2009 by

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Next-gen Buick small sedan could be built by Opel

A next-generation Buick small sedan, headed for sale in the U.S. and China, could be built around the FWD Delta II platform in Opel's Russelsheim, Germany plant, according to... read more January 28, 2009 by

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Opel Insignia by Steinmetz

German tuner Steinmetz is a specialist when it comes to modifying Opels, having worked with the brand for the past several decades and waiting more than five years to finally... read more November 27, 2008 by

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Volt moves onto next step in development, adopts global compact platform

Even as General Motors is caught in a desperate bid to secure loans in Washington, the Detroit based manufacturer is keen to continue development of a range of plug-in hybrid... read more November 25, 2008 by

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German solar power company makes surprise bid for Opel

The struggling auto industry is feeling the pressure of slow sales and a tough global economy in many markets. Rumors of bankruptcy and pleas for government aid are the norm... read more November 19, 2008 by

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Germany holding aid talks with Opel

Germany on Monday confirmed it would be holding talks with Opel, General Motors' primary European brand, to discuss the topic of aid for the company should GM cease supplying... read more November 17, 2008 by

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Opel Insignia Wins 2009 European Car Of The Year

The 2009 European Car of the Year has been announced, and in the very closest of contests the Opel (Vauxhall) Insignia has taken out the top spot with 321 points, marking a... read more November 17, 2008 by

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GM develops second-generation car-to-car communications system

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication is the next big wave in active vehicle safety but the technology is still in its infancy and will require substantial cooperation between... read more October 22, 2008 by

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GM's plans for the Epsilon II platform

Building the next generation of cars is often easier than deciding which should be built, or how they'll be built, if General Motors' trouble with the Epsilon II platform and... read more October 21, 2008 by

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Opel Insignia saloon tuned by Irmscher

German tuner Irmscher is a specialist when it comes to modifying Opels, having worked with the brand for more than 40 years and previously installing a V8 engine in the... read more October 16, 2008 by


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