While it’s currently unofficial, Forbes is reporting that General Motors is looking to lock arms with BMW in developing new clean engine technologies. The news comes roughly a month after Opel/Vauxhall CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke voiced out that GM’s European arm was seeking a partner to develop future hybrid engine technology.
If true, both companies will benefit from lowered R&D costs. Additionally, the move makes even more sense based on the fact that both GM and BMW are front runners in alternative fuel and/or high-efficiency technology, but in their separate rights. Whereas GM boasts expertise in fuel cell, and battery development, BMW brings clean diesel technology to the table along with hybrid know-how of its own.