PARIS -- Opel/Vauxhall CEO Uwe Hochgeschurtz will add responsibility for bringing Stellantis’ hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to market, starting with Europe, the automotive group said.
Stellantis has also named Jean-Michel Billig, a former executive at Renault, aerospace and defense companies, as chief technology officer for hydrogen fuel cell development.
Hochgeschurtz was named CEO of Stellantis’ Opel and Vauxhall brands last September. In his additional position, he will “lead a dedicated team to strengthening the company’s commercial offensive with specific focus on European market initially,” Stellantis said in a news release Friday.
Stellantis has begun limited production of hybrid fuel cell commercial vans in Europe, following a similar move by Renault. The technology combines an electric drivetrain with a fuel cell stack that charges the batteries.