Pam Fletcher Appointed To Vice President Of Global Electric Vehicle Programs7
General Motors has filled its newly created position of Vice President of Global Electric Vehicle Programs with a familiar face. Pam Fletcher has been tapped to take the role after successfully leading the Chevrolet Bolt EV team up to the electric car’s launch.
Fletcher will lead GM’s entire vehicle program execution through 2023. The automaker recently said it plans for two new electric cars in the next 18 months and 20 new electric vehicles by 2023. The launch of these vehicles will be Fletcher’s responsibility. She will report to Doug Parks, vice president, Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Programs.
“Nobody is more prepared to help us lead the way to a zero emissions future than Pam Fletcher,” Parks said. “Under Pam’s leadership, GM will continue to deliver electric vehicles that delight our customers and exceed their expectations.”
Fletcher was most recently executive chief engineer for Electrified Vehicles and New Technologies and has been a part of numerous electric and autonomous driving programs. Notably, she led teams for the Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Spark EV, Cadillac ELR and led the development of Super Cruise.
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She is the right person for the job. The Chevy Bolt has exceeded my expectations in every way except for the bottom seat cushions need to have a little more cushion.
who is GM going to sell these EVs to when the tax credit goes away ?? trump is not going to renew the $7500 taxpayer give away to rich people who can afford these cars
in that case, it is a good thing gm hasn’t put all of its eggs in one basket.
but i think china is one big reason EVs will have a future.
Dear Motorman, Regarding my recent purchase of the Chevy Bolt, I’m hardly getting anything back from the tax credit. I’ll be lucky if I get a couple hundred back. I don’t make much money and saved up for it since the Chevy Volt came out in 2010 in hope that Chevy would eventually come out with a crossover pure electric. The reason I didn’t buy the Volt is because it sat too low for me. I could not get in and out of it with my disability. The Chevy Bolt sits higher and it’s pure electric which is even better. And wow is it peppy. Peppier than all my previous Equinoxes and by previous Encore. I didn’t buy the Bolt for the tax credit at all. I bought it because it’s the best pure electric car available that fit my budget and my needs. And, of course, to help reduce global warming. And lastly to not make the big oil CEOs richer.
if the rules in calif stay the same unless GM sell a lot of EVs there they can forget about selling pickups and SUVs unless they are electric.
This is a major promotion given that General Motors had announced a couple of weeks ago that they would be introducing 20 new electric vehicles by 2023; but hopefully, part of Ms Fletcher’s job will be coordinating with the Governors of each state in the country and for them to start building the necessary infrastructure like additional electricity generation and upgrading every parking space on streets to become recharging station as these are things necessary if almost every new vehicle sold will be a EV.
I Agree. GM needs to do more to lobbying, if it isn’t already. But for sure they need to invest in charging infrastructure. Shell Oil recently bought a major European operator of electric vehicle charging stations. Big oil companies are the last people I want to see taking over our charging infrastructure because I don’t trust them after they probably were involved in the demise of the first GM electric car, the EV1 in 1999. I think GM should buy ChargePoint and do it quickly to compete with Tesla!