According to a report in German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel, General Motors is demanding that PSA Group commit to a non-compete clause in a licensing agreement for the manufacture of Opel vehicles. Territories covered by the stipulation are said to include China, North America and Russia.
While the magazine did not disclose the source of the information, it maintains that the agreement would only involve existing vehicles such as the Ampera-e but would not affect new models developed following a tie-up.
Neither PSA nor Opel have responded to the report.
On February 14 it was announced that GM and PSA were negotiating the terms of a deal in which the French automaker would acquire Opel. Should the deal be finalized, the combined PSA-Opel operations would rank second only to Volkswagen in European auto sales.
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