Powertrain technology firm BEDEO has announced the appointment of former JLR and Renault Group CEO Thierry Bollore to its advisory board as strategic advisor.

BEDEO develops and manufacturers in-wheel electric motors for LCVs, and has been offering electric vans for sale in the UK since 2017.

Bollore said: “I am pleased to join BEDEO, which in the rapidly evolving area of electrification technology, is one of the few companies with a unique and strong product differentiation. 

“The company is a clear leader in electrification of transport and has an extensive track record, developing and manufacturing high value, cost effective electrification technologies for global OEMs and fleet customers. 

“I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge with the company in support of pursuing the company’s mission in electrification of transportation.”

BEDEO founder and CEO Osman Boyner said: “As an established global business leader with the highest pedigree, I am delighted to welcome Thierry, who brings a wealth of automotive experience, knowledge and network which is highly complementary to the company’s mission to become a global leader in technologies for electrification of transportation.”