The Opel/Vauxhall Ampera will not live into a second generation, although it’s unclear when it will be withdrawn from sale across Europe.
A report in Automotive News Europe quotes two unnamed sources as saying that the Opel Ampera (and presumably the Vauxhall Ampera too) will be withdrawn from the European market due to poor sales.
In 2013 just 3,184 Amperas were sold across Europe, and sales are down even further in 2014. Only 332 Amperas found homes in the first five months of 2014. In Germany the Ampera has been outsold this year by the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.
The next generation Chevrolet Volt, which is essentially the Ampera with a milder front- and rear-end treatment, is set to be replaced by a second generation model in the second half of 2015.