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Just around the same time that American deliveries kicked off, Ampera-a sales started rolling in Norway.

For anyone in Europe or interested in what's happening on that end of the ocean, here's an article breaking it all down:

Selected due to its existing EV infrastructure, Norway is the first European country to get the all-new Ampera-e.

The first deliveries are scheduled for next spring, with a limited volume available at first. In 2017, other European markets are in line for getting the brand's zero-emissions car, including Germany, Netherlands, France and Switzerland, and they will be eventually joined, towards the end of the year and in 2018, by other countries, as production increases.

"The availability of the Ampera-e will be limited due to a slow ramp-up of production at the Orion plant in Michigan. Therefore, we made a decision to go with a staggered introduction plan going first with the countries that already have some form of EV infrastructure in place or countries that have shown ambition to become EV leaders. This has created the pecking order Norway, Germany, Netherlands, France and Switzerland", said Opel Group's VP of Sales & Aftersales, Christian Kuspert.

Based on the same underpinnings as the North American Chevrolet Bolt, the electric vehicle is said to provide more than 500 km (311 miles) of zero-emissions driving range, as certified by the NEDC.

The combined WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light-duty Vehicles Test Procedure) is estimated at more than 380 km (236 miles), but Opel says that in everyday use, its range will vary, depending on personal driving behavior and external factors. After its batteries are depleted, the Ampera-e needs just 30 minutes, at a public 50 kW DC fast-charging station, for a range of 150 km (93 miles).
 

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Cool, I wonder when or if, the line will go all Bolt/Ampera?

It seems like a single line making the worldwide supply should be able to fill at least a shift.
 

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Makes sense to start in Norway with how EV aggressive they are. They even want to ban petrol cars by 2025 and the Bolt is going to be the first wave of long range models that Norway buyers will be rushing to get before the deadline.
 

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I've always wondered what they meant by banning petrol cars. What do they plan on doing with all of them ?!
There are people that say they want to ban all sorts of things so that the world can be perfect, but then there are all the other people in the world with a different opinion and often times those that don't make as much noise actually posses more power.
 

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I'm guessing by ban, they mean no longer selling petrol cars by then. Can't imagine there being a mass exodus of gas vehicles from the country that year.
 

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An all out ban on something used so often will be difficult, it's all going to depend on how things play out from now till 2025 and for a ban to happen by then a lot has to happen.

One thing for sure is we'll see mass reductions in dependence on gasoline. Another thing that helps is a weak economy, less people willing to drive and depend on public transit. Just have to keep an eye on how things are playing out
 
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