Here’s one sign General Motors believes electric vehicles will be a big deal: They recently moved a longtime senior executive, Mike Ableson, into the newly created role of vice president for EV charging and infrastructure.
The company has vowed to bring 20 all-electric vehicles to market by 2023. But making EVs a successful long-term bet will require the deployment of lots of convenient charging infrastructure. That’s not a business GM is in, so they need an exec dedicated to working with partners.
“There are lots of entities out there … that are willing to invest in infrastructure, and so we recognized that in order to make sure we got sufficient EV charging infrastructure out there fast enough, we were going to have to start working very actively with these companies.” — Ableson