FRANKFURT -- Opel's Ampera-e electric car will be built in the U.S. alongside its sibling, the Chevrolet Bolt, a German magazine reported.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced last week at an industry conference in Germany that Opel will start selling the Ampera-e in 2017 as a long-range, affordable five-seat electric car.
Neither Barra nor Opel disclosed whether the car would be built in Europe or the U.S.
Automobil Produktion said the Ampera-e will be produced alongside the Bolt at GM's Orion plant near Detroit. Production of the two cars together makes logistical sense since the Ampera-e is essentially a rebadged Bolt, company sources told the magazine.
Opel declined to comment on the report when contacted by Automotive News Europe.
The Chevrolet Bolt has a range of more than 200 miles (320km) on a single charge. It will go into production at the end of the year and will cost less than $30,000 in the U.S. after federal tax credits.
GM said last week it would announce further details about the Ampera-e's range and price at a later date.
Although the Ampera-e will be sold in GM's mainland European markets, GM has not said whether the EV will be sold in the UK, the automaker's largest European market by unit sales.
A spokesman for GM's Vauxhall division in the UK could not comment when asked by Automotive News Europe whether the Ampera-e will be sold in the country as a right-hand-drive model.
Nick Gibbs contributed to this report