GM Accelerates Rollout Of Two ‘Major’ EV Programs: Report

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  • It plans to hire 3,000 technology-related employees through the first quarter
  • In August, GM Motors Co. have claimed to come up with a strategy to reverse its decline and chase after Tesla Inc.’s lead in selling electric vehicle in the world’s largest market

As per a report by Reuters, an executive of General Motors said that the company has accelerated the rollout of two electric-vehicle programs since its EV Day in March. It plans to hire 3,000 technology-related employees through the first quarter.

The report added that the company has pulled forward “two major programs” since its March 4 event. There, Ken Morris, GM vice president of electric and autonomous programs, told reporters that the company will invest $20 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles. He declined to identify the programs but mentioned them after discussing the GMC Hummer EV pickup.

Hire 3,000 employees across engineering, design and information technology

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He said on a conference call that the company is moving faster than ever. GM’s progress on and investment in EVs is not slowing down. The report added that the company, in order to do an EV push, will 3,000 employees across engineering, design and information technology through the first quarter. Chief Executive Mary Barra said last week GM will boost capital spending over the next three years to speed development of EVs. In August, GM Motors Co. have claimed to come up with a strategy to reverse its decline and chase after Tesla Inc.’s lead in selling electric vehicle in the world’s largest market.

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