The company has been progressing its hydrogen fuel cell technology and in April 2021, revealed a hydrogen-powered LCV that would hit European roads by the end of the year.

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Adding further expertise to the company’s hydrogen portfolio could be crucial in creating innovative new mobility applications for the market.

Jean-Michel Billig, former Naval Group executive, will join Stellantis as Chief Technology Officer for hydrogen fuel cell vehicle development, effective June 27, 2022.

Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, said, “Jean-Michel’s broad spectrum of experiences in aircraft, aerospace, automotive and naval industries will contribute to bringing additional ideas to boost Stellantis’ ambition in hydrogen fuel cell sales and address the widest range of zero emission mobility requirements.

“Having Jean-Michel and Uwe in these complementary roles illustrates our commitment to enhancing our leadership in hydrogen fuel cell technology and reaching the ambitious sustainability goals of our Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan.”


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