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GM Will Hire 1000 Electricians to Work on EVs

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On: Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 11:55AM | By: Sherry Christiansen

GM Will Hire 1000 Electricians to Work on EVs

The struggle to create greener ways of living doesn’t stop short in the car industry. In fact, most recently, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson, along with some of the company’s top engineers, have made a decision to hire as many as 1,000 new engineers, but not just your average everyday engineers. In fact, they were hired to help GM become a more green and clean company, and to work with Akerson and others to research and improve various technologies that are necessary to provide a safe, effective, and customer-friendly electric vehicle.

Even though GM has already addressed the electric vehicle era with the new Chevy Volt, the car that won “Green Car of the Year at the L.A. Auto Show,” the Detroit automaker is well aware of the improvements that need to be made. With the hiring of these new engineers, GM hopes to be able to improve and slowly perfect the batteries, infrastructure, charging, and motors for the all-electric cars that will be designed in the future.

General Motors plans to hire into year 2012 in hopes that some of the most highly qualified and experienced engineers will be able to join its team.

Despite starting off with a great spot in the electric era with the Chevy Volt launch this month, GM does have some pretty stiff competition to face, which may explain the company’s push to hire so many high quality engineers.

GM faces the competition of economic fuel efficient cars such as the Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Corolla, and Ford Focus, which are all competitors in the compact-sized vehicle category.

Perhaps GM’s stiffest competition is the Nissan Leaf. Nissan has designed an entirely electric vehicle that can run for about 73 miles on a fully-charged battery.

GMs decision to hire 1,000 new engineers was a good decision for creating new products, as well as in assisting to improve its reputation with consumers who were very against the company taking government bailouts and filing bankruptcy. Any company that was forced to go into bankruptcy that is now not only creating jobs, but is focused on appeasing to customers is most definitely appealing in the consumer’s eye.

Look for GM's Chevy Volt to appear in dealers' showrooms later this month.



Crystal920 | 3:32PM (Mon, Dec 6, 2010)

Good to see. Lets buy American!

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