01 Apr 2010
The ecoFLEX Experience is your chance to demonstrate your green driving skills and win Opel’s greenest cars. You could be one of the first to own the revolutionary Opel Ampera, or take home the new stars of the ecoFLEX line: Opel Astra ecoFLEX and Opel Corsa ecoFLEX. Start by showing your ability online and compete for your place at this summer’s on-road event in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden. And if you think you don’t know much about green driving, this is a great place to start learning!
Are you Europe’s greenest driver?
Participants to the Opel ecoFLEX Experience competition must first show their fuel efficiency smarts in an online quiz before moving to an online driving simulator to prove their eco-driving and fuel-saving abilities. The best – the most environmentally friendly driver from each of the 20 participating countries – will be invited to a multi-day event in Denmark and Sweden this summer. Under the supervision of professionals, the finalists will square off at the Sturup Raceway in Malmö. The greenest driver will then be named the Opel ecoFLEX Experience champion.
The winner can look forward to a special prize: one of the very first Opel Ampera production cars. The extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) with innovative “Voltec” technology is due to be launched in 2011. Ampera’s 16 kWh lithium-ion battery allows it to travel 60 kilometers purely on battery – completely emission-free. After that, a gasoline-fueled engine starts to generate electricity to drive the wheels for the remainder of the journey. The exceptionally quiet 111 kW (150 hp) electric drive unit delivers 370 Newton meters of torque from a standstill. It accelerates the Ampera from zero to 100 km/h in around nine seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h. After all, with its five doors, four seat and stunning design, the Ampera is a real car for everyday driving.
The ecoFLEX badge goes to the greenest variants of each Opel model. They are low in emissions and consumption but high in fun and performance. The Corsa 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX and the Astra 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX are the latest models to showcase this technology. The five-door Astra sedan with 70 kW (95 hp) needs an average of just 4.2 liters diesel per 100 kilometers, which results in exemplary CO2 emissions of 109 grams per kilometer. The equally powerful Corsa even tops those impressive figures – it needs just 3.7 liters for 100 kilometers and emits 98 grams of CO2 per kilometer, putting it under the 100 gram level.
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