Powertrain is out, and propulsion is in. General Motors made the move earlier this year to rename its powertrain operations “GM Global Propulsion Systems” to reflect a shift in how our vehicles are powered.
The latest in GM propulsion comes from Opel, though, where the brand most recently unveiled its new €210 million Opel Global Propulsion Systems center at its Rüsselsheim headquarters.
More than 800 engineers will be staffed at the new center, which represents the largest investment since the inauguration of the new production plant in 2002.
“The new development center will make our work even faster and even more efficient. It not only strengthens Opel but also Rüsselsheim and the entire GM development network. Opel and its parent company General Motors want to remain one of the pioneers of clean propulsion systems as seen with the new ground-breaking Ampera-e electric car,” emphasized Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann.
The new propulsion center will immediately be integrated into GM’s global propulsion system work across multiple continents.