Opel to go 100% Electric in Europe by 2028

German carmaker Opel announced at a press conference on Thursday that it would stop producing cars with internal combustion engines in Europe by 2028, accelerating its shift towards electric vehicles.

Opel has narrowed its range to focus on electric vehicles in recent years. It will be offering electrified versions of every model in its portfolio by 2024. It will also resurrect one of its most famous nameplates, Manta, for an electric vehicle set.

Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller said the firm also planned to launch an electric vehicle range in the Chinese market where Stellantis has so far failed to make inroads. Its vehicles sold only in a small fraction of the Chinese market in the past because of tariffs on imported goods.

Opel hasn’t confirmed when it’ll launch in China or if it’ll manufacture locally. 

Opel is owned by European carmaker Stellantis, which was born out of the merger this year of Peugeot-Citroen and Fiat Chrysler.


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