2017 Chevrolet Bolt vs Opel/Vauxhall Ampera-e: Sibling differences

See how little GM had to do to transform the Chevrolet Bolt into the Opel Ampera-e in this side-by-side photo comparison.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV - frontBolt
Opel Ampera-e - front, yellowAmpera-e
The two cars are almost identical. The biggest change is at the front, where the Ampera-e has a its own grille design and a different pattern for the lower air intake.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV - headlightsBolt
Opel Ampera-e - headlampsAmpera-e
The Ampera-e and Bolt share the same headlights, but the Bolt has an amber reflector and light, as per US road regulations.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV - sideBolt
Opel Ampera-e - side, yellowAmpera-e
There's no difference here along the side, apart from the logos in the centre of the alloy wheels.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV - rear, chargingBolt
Opel Ampera-e - rear, redAmpera-e
Only the most dedicated car nerd will notice the fog light built into the Opel Ampera-e's bumper-mounted reflector and reversing light unit.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV - taillightsBolt
Opel Ampera-e - taillampsAmpera-e
Both the Ampera-e and Bolt both share the same tail-light design and clamshell tailgate. The Ampera-e has its own heavily stylised badging though.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV - interior, dashboard, front seatsBolt
Opel Ampera-e - interior, dashboardAmpera-e
Not much apart from badges differentiates the Ampera-e's interior from the Chevrolet Bolt.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV - rear seatsBolt
Opel Ampera-e - front and rear seats, cutawayAmpera-e
Despite being just 4,166mm (164-in) long, the Ampera-e and Bolt both seat five people in comfort thanks to their tall 1,595mm (62.8-in) bodies.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVBolt
Opel Ampera-eAmpera-e
Both the Ampera-e and Bolt have an electric motor with 150kW (200hp) and 360Nm (266 lb-ft). A LG Chem 60kWh lithium-ion battery ensures a US EPA range of 383km (238mi) or an NEDC range of 520km (320mi).

Chevrolet Bolt

Opel Ampera-e

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Editor-at-large — Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt vs Opel/Vauxhall Ampera-e: Sibling differences