GM picks Chevy Bolt team leader to shepherd electric vehicle launches

Pamela Fletcher has helped develop key vehicles for GM, such as the second-generation Volt, and the new Super Cruise

Less than two weeks after General Motors announced a plan to roll out 20 electric vehicles by 2023, the automaker has named an executive to lead the effort.

Pamela Fletcher, who led the team that launched the Chevrolet Bolt, was announced today as the vice president of global electric vehicle programs, a newly created position, according to a GM news release.

In her new role, Fletcher will be in charge of executing GM's entire global electric vehicle portfolio program and will report to Doug Parks, vice president of 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 in the release. “Under Pam’s leadership, GM will continue to deliver electric vehicles that delight our customers and exceed their expectations.”

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Fletcher has held "leadership roles supporting the engineering of GM’s electric vehicle and self-driving technologies, most recently as executive chief engineer for Electrified Vehicles and New Technologies," for more than 10 years, the release said. Her teams have developed, in addition to the Bolt, the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Spark EV, Cadillac ELR, as well as GM's Super Cruise driver-assistance technology, which is available on the 2018 Cadillac CT6 sedan.

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