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GM alters executive structure amid electric vehicles push

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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."

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