Poste Italiane orders 1,744 Opel Corsa-e electric cars
Opel has won a major order for 1,744 new all-electric Corsa-e cars from Poste Italiane which aims to reduce its fleet emissions significantly.
The German car manufacturer said the Opel Corsa-e was selected in a public tender ahead of bids from other leading automobile manufacturers. Deliveries of the battery electric vehicles (BEV) will begin before the end of this year.
With a range of up to 337 km in the WLTP cycle, the Corsa-e is suitable for everyday use. Its 50 kWh battery can be fast-charged to up to 80% in 30 minutes.
In addition, the Opel Corsa-e offers technologies and driving assistance systems more often found in higher market segments, according to the manufacturer. For example, if the Corsa-e leaves the driving lane unintentionally, active lane assist applies gentle corrective steering. With Active Drive Assist engaged, the car is kept in the centre of the driving lane.
Adaptive cruise control maintains a certain following distance to the vehicle ahead, using radar and camera sensors. The system offers additional stop and go functionality, braking the car to a standstill and following the vehicle ahead in traffic jams. Side blind zone assist and a variety of parking assistants are also available.