GM Won't Share Volt DNA With French Partner
July 12th, 2012 3:48 PM Share
The new energy relationship between PSA Peugeot Citroen and BMW is just about done now that BMW and Toyota intensified their cooperation. An Opel executive dashed hopes that the French will be able to use GM technology instead. “The honest answer is I can’t imagine that,” Opel development chief Rita Forst told Reuters, when asked if the two companies would share green car technology.
“There are certain technological genes that a manufacturer cannot share,” Forst said, explaining that unique selling points like these needed to be protected. Guess that means you won’t see a Volt DNA in a Citroen, and no 3008 diesel hybrid Astra.
Published July 12th, 2012 10:43 AM
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Ca ne fait rien. I'm sure they'll do fine with Toyota's technology. I hear they know their stuff when it comes to hybrid and electric vehicles. ;-)
The car in the picture is a Renault Megane RS, so it's got nothing to do with PSA Peugeot Citroen
How very odd. HSD has been very successful, yet Toyota will license it.
No, but the Chinese will get the technology for free.