The Vauxhall/Opel engineering centre in Rüsselsheim has taken on several roles within PSA, including the development of hydrogen fuel cells, since the French multinational purchased the German and British brands in 2017.
Fuel cells are one of the 15 ‘centres of competence’ at the German facility, which now contributes to all of PSA’s brands: Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot, Citroën, and DS Automobiles. Vauxhall is understood to be launching its own electrified cars by 2020, with all models built on PSA’s modular multi-energy platforms by 2024.
“We want to build first-class automobiles and also excite our customers through compelling quality,” said Vauxhall/Opel’s CEO Michael Lohscheller.
“As we announced at the presentation of our PACE! strategic plan in November 2017, we will develop all new Vauxhall/Opel vehicles in Rüsselsheim in future. Furthermore, the Engineering Centre will play a key role in the implementation of Groupe PSA’s growth strategy.”