The Opel EV Range
Having been the top dog across the board when it came to dominating the personal use EV market it pretty much created back in 2012 with its launch of mass production Tesla Model S - it did not meet any resistance from most big old established players on the market up until the few recent years.
This is exactly the timing when Opel as one of those big established brands have finally enrered the race with its first few EV range cars with varying specs.
So as opposed to how many big established brands also from Germany like Audi and BMW that decided to branch out its EV production and its ranges to include different car types from CUV hatchbacks to SUVs and sports cars, the Opel new range will be centering solely on mid to smalle size market such as the one for 5-door hatchbacks. So while its performance and comforta are all pretty high and beats out even some more established mid-size EVs on the market based on a very high price being a first range this is not a top-of-the-line yet a more of a mid level of the market.
Absolutely targeting both casual EV fans and newbies to the EV market looking to keep most power and performance features yet lose out on a price due to novelty of the brand on the first EV car, the Honda e range is meant to be more of a personal use or a small family car more than anything due to obvious size limits. Still it was the range that inserted and is keeping Opel in the EV conversation.
On top of that when surely being in the game of comp`eting with the market leader Tesla, it is crucial to compare the Opel range to that brand both in terms of specs and looks. So comparing how technically and technologically, not even mentioning comfort wise did this range get to Tesla it might be a quite so close call. With its FWD with 1 to 2 motors depending on the specific variant of the range it is definitely most comparable to Tesla Model Y or Tesla Model 3 as a similar class-performance option.
Not forgetting about the looks as well - we can say that just like Tesla, Opel has gone the chic route and made its range look like less of a generic mini car with features pretty much as simplified and stylish vibe as it only gets. Its updated range has both a somewhat minimalistic futuristic body form as a sedan and a very minimalistic yet stylish interior finsh with some premium options.
We all know the looks and design are very important for any car range for sure, the specs and performance are truly everything. Based on just judging the Opel range on the merit of it specs and metrics, let's take a look at specs. Depending on the specific variant in the range it starting electric range and acceleration vary, as it starts o to 60 at kind of low yet somewhat still acceptable 7.1 seconds which is not much at all yet works as a mid-level spec. Fortunately where it is kind of average to lackluster in terms of max speed or acceleration or other show-off features, it does gain in range to improve the impression. More power and performance metrics that make it truly stand out from the rest, including the ever so important for EVs range. This tranlsates to when the journey has already begun, it will deliver you as far as the official EPA rated range of up to 214 mi without a single recharge definitely seems like a nice option for most as it will be ok for work home and some traveling bar the interstate.
It easily can be categotized as somewhar lower priced than a few other smal sized EVs, which might make buyers or people new to the EV world ignore a lack of some things other top-of-the-line ranges in or close to its size class like Tesla Model Y or other offer at a higher cost.
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that combined make for a very satifsfying feeling when inside it on the road.