General Motors will participate in this year’s Citi Global Technology Conference in New York, alongside a diverse cast of companies from GoPro to Adobe. The annual conference is now in its twelfth year, and GM will be sending Pam Fletcher, Vice President of Global Electric Vehicle Programs, to host a “fireside chat” on Wednesday, September 5th, starting at approximately 3:45 pm ET.
Powertrain electrification is a big focus at General Motors at the present, as the automaker attempts to make good on its goals of reaching a place of “zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion.” Even though the United States is currently in the process of softening federal fuel economy requirements, heavy investments into electric vehicles are expected to continue as other governments and rival automakers show no signs of reversing course.
Pam Fletcher’s position as Vice President of Global Electric Vehicle Programs was just created last October, as GM works toward launching more than 20 pure-electric vehicles globally by 2023. Prior to that, as Executive Chief Engineer for Electrified Vehicles and New Technologies, she led the team that developed and launched the Chevrolet Bolt EV. She also had a leadership role in the creation of the Cadillac ELR, Chevrolet Spark EV, and second-generation Chevrolet Volt, making her perfectly well-suited to take on the challenge of leading GM’s increasingly-electric future.