FRANKFURT, April 13 BMW (BMWG.DE) said it hired
electric car expert Frank Weber from General Motors (GM.N), as
competition hots up among auto makers for engineers with
expertise in zero-emissions technology.
BMW said Weber, one of the engineers behind the General
Motors (GM) flagship vehicle Chevy Volt, would become director
of total vehicle architecture and integration.
Weber's start date was still under negotiation, a spokesman
for the Munich-based auto maker said on Wednesday.
Weber formerly worked as global chief engineer in electric
vehicle development at General Motors in the United States,
where he led the development of GM's new generation of electric
Weber has also worked as head of corporate and product
planning at GM's European unit Opel.
A spokesman for General Motors confirmed that Frank Weber
had left the company to pursue "other business opportunities".
(Reporting by Edward Taylor and Ben Klayman; Editing by