One step closer.
GM Forms New Vehicle Engineering Organization for Hybrids, Extended-Range Electric Vehicles and Batteries
24 January 2008
General Motors has formed a new engineering organization that is dedicated to implementing hybrid and extended-range electric vehicles (E-REVs) and advanced battery technology in another step aimed at bringing the electrification of vehicles into the mainstream development process more quickly.
The global team will be led by Robert Kruse, executive director of vehicle engineering for hybrids, electric vehicle and batteries. In North America, the team will be based in Warren and Milford, Mich. In Europe, the team will be based in Mainz-Kastel, Germany and in Asia-Pacific they will be located in Shanghai, China.
The future of automotive transportation will be based on electrification of our vehicles. By having a vehicle engineering team in place and focused on delivering the technical aspects of hybrids and E-REVs, we can accelerate these programs and get them into production quickly and efficiently.
—Jim Queen, GM group vice president of Global Engineering