The new model, dubbed internally as battery
electric vehicle (BEV), will be much smaller and cheaper than
the 38,300-euro ($52,400) Ampera electric car, the magazine said
without citing the source of the information.
The GM division last September announced a price cut for the
Ampera of almost 8,000 euros in Europe's biggest car market for
the model which can travel between 40-80 kilometers electrically
and a further 500 km with a combustion engine range extender.
Opel did not return calls seeking comment.
Opel's new electric model would be launched as part of a
small-car offensive that in 2015 may also bring to the market
the "City" vehicle, due to cost less than 10,000 euros and rival
Volkswagen's <VOWG_p.DE> Up subcompact, Automobilwoche said.
($1 = 0.7303 euros)
(Reporting by Andreas Cremer; editing by David Evans)
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