Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/27/gm_calls_volt_ampera/

GM to convert Volts to Amps in Europe

Geneva Motor Show beans spilled early

By Alun Taylor

Posted in Science, 27th January 2009 16:24 GMT

'Leccy Tech Unable to contain itself until 5 March, General Motors has announced that the European incarnation of its Chevrolet Volt five-door will be called the... drum roll, please... Ampera.

GM Ampera

GM's Volt Ampera: shades of the...

GM also released a design sketch of the Ampera which shows pretty much what you'd expect: a Chevy Volt with a rather more aggressive snout lifted more of less intact from the 2007 Opel Flextreme concept car.

Opel Flextreme

...Opel Flextreme concept

Whether or not an announcement will be made at Geneva about the Ampera being built at GM's Ellesmere Port, Cheshire factory only time will tell. ®