While the Prius PHEV got buried in traffic, the Opel Ampera took the win. The Opel Ampera won the 13th International Monte Carlo Rally for electric cars and alternative propulsion in which it competed for the first time. Four Amperas ranked among the top 10 vehicles. The French duo Bernard Darniche and Joseph Lambert managed to beat the entire competitive field. On Sunday, the final day of the contest, the PHEV reached the finish line in the capital of the Côte d'Azur principality. Some 130 competitors from about 30 manufacturers took part, among them seven Amperas, including one private Ampera team. The other contenders included a Renault Fluence ZE, a Tesla Roadster sports car, a Mitsubishi I-MiEV, a Prius PHEV and a Peugeot Ion. Apart from the overall victory, the Ampera teams with Charlotte Berton and Olivier Sussot ranked third, Jean-Claude Andruet and Patrick Lienne came in 7th and Hanns Werner Wirth and Daniel Riesen finished 8th, completing the fantastic result.
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