The German automaker Opel will unveil a new electric concept car this March at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. According to the company’s first details, the Flextreme GT/E concept which will preview much of the company’s future thinking ideas in terms of design and engineering. Using green innovation and alternative propulsion, the concept is proof that size and comfort do not need to be sacrificed for a vehicle to be environmentally efficient.
Updated 18/02/2010: Opel revealed today the official details on the Flextreme GT/E concept. The concept will use the same electric drive system as the Ampera and Volt and previews a future top model for Opel, but also "the shape of things to come from Opel."
The Flextreme GT/E a low hood line and an extended nose section, a new trapezoidal grille and LED headlamps are deeply carved into the front fenders and across the hood line. The profile is defined by innovative, stubbed C-pillars and new rear-hinged rear doors.
The E-REV drive system combines a small gasoline engine/generator used to provide electricity with a T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack located under the floor and rear seat. The electric drive unit delivers a total of 370 Nm and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in under 9 seconds.