GM alters executive structure amid electric vehicles push
General Motors is overhauling its electric vehicle management with several internal moves as the automaker works to have 20 EV models launched worldwide by 2023.
Why it matters: The moves signal increased focus on EVs by major automakers — even though they hold only a tiny share of the market today.
Driving the news: Pam Fletcher will take the newly created position of VP for innovation that reports directly to CEO Mary Barra, GM said. She's currently the VP of global electric vehicle programs.
- Doug Parks, who is the VP for autonomous and electric vehicle programs, "will also assume primary responsibility for the growing global electric vehicle team," GM tells Axios.
- And Mike Ableson, who is currently VP for global strategy, will become VP for electric vehicle charging and infrastructure, reporting to Parks in the newly created role.
- The changes were first reported by Automotive News.
The details: Parks, in a statement, said Ableson will "develop the partnerships, incentives and investments needed to create the necessary electric vehicle charging infrastructure to remove a critical barrier to acceptance of electrification."