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Opel Ampera: it is necessary to head ranking Rally Monte Carlo

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After being sacred "Car of the year 2012", the Opel Ampera clinched its first participation in the first place the 13th edition of the International Rally of Monte-Carlo dedicated to electric cars and new energies. In total, no fewer than four are placed Ampera is among the top 10 in the standings. The french duo composed by Bernard Darniche and Joseph Lambert is needed in first place after three days of racing around the principality on the Cote d'Azur. Charlotte Berton and Olivier Sussot joined the winner by climbing the third step of the podium. Jean-Claude and Patrick Andruet Lienne have arrived seventh in the standings while Hanns Werner Wirth and Daniel Riesen were eighth classes. Team Ampera has made about her at the Rally Monte-Carlo!

In total, 130 participants were presented on the starting line, among them six Ampera supported by the factory and a private team. The french duo has won against competition, more than 30 different car manufacturers. Among the opponents were the Renault Fluence ZE electric cars las sports Tesla Roadster and Fisker Karma, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the Peugeot Ion.

Enno Fuchs, director of the department for electric mobility in Adam Opel AG declare with joy: "The success achieved by the Ampera during this test versatility proves that this car gives a lot of problems to its competitors, it s' Whether its daily application or in extreme conditions. " "This victory more from the beginning says one more time that we play a pioneering role in the field of new energies." "The Rally Monte Carlo New Energy" is now the oldest sporting event devoted to alternative energy. The Automobile Club of Monaco organizes the event since 1995.

Test of resistance training for new technologies

Based on the cities of Annecy-le-Vieux, Clermont-Ferrand and Lugano, the rally route continued on 550 kilometers via Digne-les-Bains, the chief town of the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, for arrive at Monaco. The second day, the teams traveled 272 km on the original circuit of the Monte-Carlo in the Maritime Alps. The teams had throughout their careers prove that they were able to maintain a constant average speed. Moreover, they had to bring the vehicles until the arrival after having rolled over difficult terrain and pushing up their limits. When shopping at constant speed, all the focus was on the use and efficient driving style. The organizers succeed in establishing comparable values ​​and determine the overall standings thanks to a composed weight vehicle mathematical formula, the rate of emission of CO2, the energy density of the fuel consumption.

"Modern technology and Advanced Ampera led us straight victory over the different stages of the rally," exclaimed Joseph Lambert, the first officer Bernhard Darniche, the driver of the Ampera winning. Darniche was already part of the list of winners of the legendary Rally Monte-Carlo since 1979. Overall, the French had spent ten times the famous special examination of the Col de Turini.

The Opel Ampera is the first electric car without restriction of autonomy due to the limited capabilities of the battery. The wheels of the Ampera are operated continuously way maker. A lithium ion battery with a capacity of 16 kWh electric motor powers the powerful 111 kW/150 hp in energy. Depending on driving style, conditions of use and with a fully charged between 40 and 80 km battery can be searched only thanks to the battery and with a level of issuance equal to zero. The electric transmission system of Ampera offers a torque of 370 Nm is available immediately and can reach 100 km / h in just 9 seconds. The maximum speed rises to 161 km / h.

Source: Opel

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