If Frank Weber sounds not very common to you, maybe Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid is the keyword. Frank Weber was the lead engineer of the Americans from General Motors. He took care of the development process for the well-known Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid.
Earlier this month, General Motors announced that Weber quitted the company as he received few proposals from another big manufacturer. At that time, there weren’t any details but today BMW confirms that Frank Weber will join the team and will take care of the i range.
For the beginning, the former GM engineer will supervise the development of i3 and i8, the first electric models from the range scheduled to debut. Due to its vast experience, among others, Weber will be responsible of the EfficientDynamics program as well as driver safety and assist systems.
For now, we don’t know for sure when Frank Weber will start the work at BMW as there are still some details to set up between the Bavarians and the Germans from Opel.