E-Mobility at Opel (Electric Vehicles Land, Sea & Air Europe 2011)

Mr Gerrit Riemer, Director Future Mobility
Adam Opel
Juni 28, 2011.


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Presentation Summary

  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • The new Opel Ampera

Speaker Biography (Gerrit Riemer)

Since March 1st, 2011, Gerrit Riemer has the position of Director Future Mobility at Adam Opel AG in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
Professional Career: Gerrit Riemer began his career at Opel 1995 in the purchasing group. In 1999 he transitioned to Opel's Advanced Propulsion Center, where he held various positions, including project manager for the fuel cell propulsion system of the global HydroGen4 fleet. Prior to his current position, he spent three years in the USA as business planner for the global fuel cell sector. Gerrit Riemer has a chemical engineering degree from the Technical University of Aachen. He has two daughters and is an avid triathlete.

Company Profile (Adam Opel)

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Founded in 1862 in Rüsselsheim, Opel is one of the most technologically advanced automobile manufacturers in Europe. We have a long and rich history. Our company is shaped by our passion for cars. Together with Vauxhall, our sister brand in the U.K., we sell vehicles in over 35 markets in Europe. We operate 13 vehicle, powertrain and component plants in 8 countries and employ around 47,000 people. Many additional jobs are provided by some 5,000 independent sales and service outlets.
We not only build cars, we live for cars. Outstanding design, innovative technology and environmental friendliness are the hallmarks of our vehicles. One of our most exciting plans for 2011 is the launch of the Opel Ampera, the first extended-range electric vehicle.
In 2009, for the third consecutive year we sold over 1.2 million passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Europe, achieving a market share of 6.4 percent. In our homemarket in Germany, Opel regained the number two position with a market share of 8.6 percent.
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