TodayApril 16, 2022

Opel alternative vehicles at the 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum

Challenge Bibendum

Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany – I am attending the 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum.

Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO,, talked to Uwe Deller, Manager of technology communications for Adam Opel AG. Opel is the European arm of General Motors. It’s all about sustainable mobility.

The flagship of the alternative energy program for Opel is the Opel Ampera. The Ampera is the sister of the serial hybrid “range-extender” Chevy Volt that is sold in the United States.

Opel also had the Opel Meriva electric vehicle that was part of the MeRegioMobil program based in Berlin, Germany. The 2011 LPG Corsa eco flex prototype and the hydrogen 4 were also at the event.

Listen to Deller talk about Opel’s alternative vehicles and see them in the video

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.