2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
The car manufacturer Opel is making an Ampera electric car available to the Rhein-Main University of Applied Sciences for research purposes. It is used by the budding engineers for research purposes.
The car manufacturer Opel handed over an Ampera electric car to the Rhein-Main University of Applied Sciences as part of the "125 Years of Electromobility in Germany" event organized by the State of Hesse and the City of Rüsselsheim. As Opel announced on Monday, the vehicle will be used for research and teaching on electromobility.
Support of the next generation
“The Opel Ampera is the first fully everyday electric vehicle in Europe. His concept is still unmatched. Now, one of our test vehicles at the Rhein-Main University of Applied Sciences will be starting a second life,”said Christian Kunstmann, who, as Opel’s chief engineer, is responsible for the electrification of the drive train in Europe. When the vehicle was handed over to University President Detlev Reymann, the Mayor of Rüsselsheim, Patrick Burghardt, and the Hessian Minister of State, Axel Wintermeyer, were also present.
The Ampera, the best-selling electric car in Europe, has so far been used in the International Technical Development Center in Rüsselsheim. The electric car has already covered 48,000 kilometers in validation drives across Europe. Opel has been cooperating with the Rhein-Main University of Applied Sciences for years and supports the training of young engineers at the company's location. The prospective engineers will use the Ampera in the laboratories for automotive engineering and electrical engineering and use it for their examination theses. (AG)