Opel will become an electric car manufacturer by 2028, and in its European range there will be only electrics and no conventional models. The German car industry is now part of the Stellantis Group and the confidence guaranteed by this huge group allows the development of plans with particular interest.
“From 2028, Opel will only offer electric cars in Europe, our core market,” said CEO Michael Lohscheller at Digital Stellantis EV Day 2021.
“This clearly shows the Opel brand’s commitment to electrification. The future of the automotive industry is electric – and Opel is part of it. We are on a journey of redefining Opel and transforming it into a youthful, green and global brand,” added Lohscheller.
In addition, the final decision was taken on Opel’s return to China. More details will be published in the near future. “We promised that Opel would become global – and we will do so. China is the largest car market in the world and we are confident that we will grow profitably there. Chinese customers can look forward to our products and emotional German brand,” said Michael Lohscheller.
Lohscheller also announced that Opel will reinstate the legendary Manta, following the huge impact of the presentation of Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD. “Manta is an iconic model in the history of our brand and is an inspiration for its future. We will bring a new Manta to mass production around the middle of the decade. Purely electric, of course,” said Michael Lohscheller.