As an Official Partner of Opel, We Will Show You How to Charge Your Opel Ampera-e Easily and Flexibly Using Your Own Charging Station at Home.
Everything you Need to Know About Charging your Opel Ampera-e Electric Car at a Glance
Reach Full Charge Twice As Fast
With up to 3.7kW charging power the Opel Ampera-e charges up twice as fast compared to a domestic socket. Charging times for other Opel models are listed in the technical data below.
Type 2 Plug
Charging is performed using a type 2 plug. Make sure you select a charging station with integrated charging cable or a compatible mode 3 charging cable.
Together with Opel we Recommend the Following Charging Stations
The resistant option: For your type 2 electric car, such as Opel Ampera-e
The flexible option: For electric cars with different connector types, also for type 1 electric cars
The intelligent one: Charge your Ampera-e and analyze your charging data
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Charging at a CEE Industrial Socket
You can charge your Opel electric car anywhere while you are out and about – provided that you have a mobile charging station, such as the NRGkick, and the right adapters. The Ampera-e can be charged with up to 7.2kW of charging power at any 32 A CEE industrial socket, just like using the charging station at home.
Charging at Public Charging Stations
You can also charge up your Opel Ampera-e at public charging stations. However, most providers of public charging stations will require that you register with them beforehand. As a result, public charging needs good planning. The be.ENERGISED system from has.to.be enables drivers of electric cars to pay for charging easily and directly online via PayPal or credit card, without the need of a prior registration.
Technical Data and Special Features of all Opel Models
|Technical data¹ and charging times||Opel Ampera-e (as from 2017)||Opel Ampera (until 2016)|
|Battery capacity:||60 kWh||16 kWh|
|Energy usage²:||14,5 kWh/100km||n. A.|
|Range (NEFZ)³:||520 km||40 km|
|Top speed:||150 km/h||160 km/h|
|Socket type:||Type 2||Type 1|
|Max. charging capacity:||7.4 kW⁵||3,7 kW|
|Charging time with max. charging capacity⁴:||n. A.||4.5 hours|
|Range after one hour of charging⁴ via max. capacity:||40 km||n. A.|
|Charging time using standard domestic socket (2,3 kW)⁴:||n. A.||7 hours|
¹ Source: Opel AG ² Energy consumption based on ECE R101 energy consumption test (combined) ³ Approximate NEFZ distance, in accordance with regulation ECE101 ⁴ Charging times are rounded reference values based on the assumption that the charging is not performed in a linear fashion. ⁵ In Germany, charging is only permitted with special permission from the network operator
Special Features when Charging Your Opel Ampera-e:
Again Opel is one step ahead and chose the Paris Motor Show to present their new full-electric vehicle with a tremendous range, the Opel Ampera-e. With a battery capacity of 60 kWh the new model from Rüsselsheim is capable of driving up to 520 km on a single charge. Of course the regular range varies depending on your driving style, season of the year and your air conditioning. Besides the high range, the type 2 connector is also a new feature. The maximum speed of the Ampera-e is 150 km/h and it gets charged with up to 7.2 kW (single-phase). If you want to charge up faster, the Ampera-e is capable of CCS fast-charging. Of course you can charge the Opel Ampera-e with a Mode-2 charging cable on e regular 2.3 kW seperately fused domestic socket. For safety reasons, however, you should avoid doing this in the long term, since charging your car from a domestic socket will place the maximum load on the socket for approximately 26 hours. You can charge your Opel Ampera-e safely and forward-thinking with a charging station. The twin of the American Chevrolet Bolt is available in Germany from April 2017 on.
Special Features when Charging Your Opel Ampera (until 2016):
The Opel Ampera is one of the long established cars of electric mobility. According to Opel the Ampera combines the advantages of an electric power train with the range of a conventional car and reaches its maximum speed of 160 km/h fully electric. The battery capacity of 16 kWh is good enough for 40 km of electric range. Several factors influence the range, such as driving style, season of the year and air conditioning. When charging with the maximum charging power of 3.7 kW the Opel Ampera is charged in approximately 4.5 hours. Charging works with a Type 1 connector.