This is a small gloss on a news item from ANE about the future of Opel’s Ruesselsheim engineering facility.
Does it have much of a future? ANE reported this recently: “One decision that Tavares has put off for now is what to do with thousands of engineers at Opel’s technical center in Ruesselsheim, Germany. They will be part of a “center for engineering excellence” for self-driving cars and electrification, he said, as well as for a planned re-entry to the North American market.” I have mused about this before.
An obvious answer might be that the engineers in Ruesselsheim could be that they could work out a common architecture for the cars with PSA engineers. After that they could develop marque-specific attributes along with styling the vehicles. A centre for self-driving cars needs a few coders; electrification won’t over-tax the staff either if it is merely being bolted on to whatever PSA is planning to sell in that class. I don’t imagine Opel will engineer and develop and a range of electric cars.