GM accelerates two ‘major’ EV programs, will create 3,000 new tech jobs

General Motors (GM) plans to hire 3,000 technology-related employees over the next several months as the automaker hones in on its goal of offering 20 new electric vehicle models around the world by 2023.

GM announced on Monday it will hire thousands of new employees focused on engineering, design and information technology starting now and going through the first quarter of 2021…

The automaker earlier this year announced it planned to invest $20 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles by 2025. On Monday, GM Vice President Ken Morris said the automaker has pulled forward on two major electric vehicle programs, but declined to identify the programs on a call with reporters, according to Reuters.

“We are moving faster than ever,” Morris told reporters, Reuters reports. “GM’s progress on and investment in EVs is not slowing down.”