German carmaker Opel has brought out a new electric car, the Ampera-e. It's the European edition of the Chevrolet Bolt. DW takes it for a spin. Its range is relatively long, but so is the waiting list to buy one.
As emissions regulations grow stricter, the auto industry is scrambling to build eco-friendlier cars. The Paris Motor Show is a showcase of how far they've come - and how much they still have to do.
As the Paris Motor Show opens, it's the Paris climate accord on the mind of Germany's Greens. They're calling for a stop to all new petrol and diesel cars in Germany starting in 2030. The industry does not approve.
While Europe's biggest carmaker dominates the headlines, France, host of the Paris Motor Show, is home to the continent's number two and three carmakers - who are in a race with each other and their German rival, VW.
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