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Opel Astra Sports Tourer: Germany's first electric station wagon

Opel Astra Sports Tourer: Germany’s first electric station wagon

This article was first published in Finansavisen engine.

electric car: Until now, the new Opel Astra was available as a hybrid, but now an electric version is on the way. According to the company, the station wagon version will be the first of its kind in Germany.

It’s funny how Opel could have known that this compact electric car would be adapted for highway driving.

It is noteworthy that several other cars in this category set their top speed at 150 kilometers per hour, while the speed of the new Astra Electric is 170 kilometers per hour. You can also choose the Eco, Normal and Sport driving programs.

High Top Speed: The Opel Astra Sports Tourer Electric should be able to cruise at 170 km/h. Photo: Opel

battery and range

It is uncertain whether the Norwegian owners of Opel will storm the motorway at 170 km / h in particular. What’s even more exciting for families with kids craving plenty of space is that the station wagon will gobble up 516 liters in the trunk. It grows to 1,553 liters when the rear seat backs are folded down.

The Opel Astra will be offered as a regular compact car and station wagon in Norway.

The battery capacity is 54 kWh and the range is 416 km. The car is initially available with front-wheel drive with 156 horsepower and 270 Nm. 80% of the battery capacity should be rechargeable in 30 minutes and the charging power is 100 kW. In addition, the car is equipped with a three-phase supercharger with an output of 11 kW.

Price and delivery

The two new Opel models will be shown for the first time at the beginning of next year. The Norwegian importer hasn’t chosen a price yet, but British Motoring Press puts a price tag around £35,000.

This corresponds to just over NOK 424,000, while the Opel Astra as a plug-in hybrid costs from NOK 419,900 now.