Opel will celebrate 120 years of automobile production next year. It will also be the year it speeds up the electrification of its model range. “Opel is going electric!” says Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller. Opel also announced plans for an electric van called the Vivaro which will go into production in 2020
In a press release the company says it will start selling two electrified models in the first half of next year – the battery electric version of the new Corsa and the Grandland X SUV as plug-in hybrid.
“The new Corsa will make electro-mobility affordable for many customers, it will be a real electric car for the people,” adds Lohscheller
The all-new Vivaro midsize van will also be available as a battery electric vehicle in 2020; and the next-generation of the successful Mokka sub-compact SUV, which goes into production in 2020, will also include a fully electrified version. “We are putting maximum effort into the electrification of our portfolio,” says Lohscheller.
Opel is a fully owned unit of Groupe PSA.