Posts Tagged: Bob Lutz

Do luxury models make more sense as EVs than small cars?

Contrary to popular belief, the small, practical city car is not necessarily the best candidate for electrification. Battery costs will keep EVs more expensive than legacy vehicles for some time to come, and many drivers won’t recoup the higher purchase price in fuel savings in a reasonable number of years. In a new article, John… Read more »

Bob Lutz and Wanxiang team up to make an offer for Fisker

If anybody can save Fisker, it might just be automotive superstar Bob Lutz – with help from a deep-pocketed Chinese firm. Reuters has reported that VL Automotive, a boutique automaker led by the plain-speaking former GM executive, together with the Wanxiang Group, China’s largest auto parts supplier, submitted an offer to buy the troubled automaker… Read more »

VIDEO: VIA Motors shows off massive plug-in pickup and work trucks

Leave it to Bob Lutz to create what must be the baddest plug-in truck ever built. VIA Motors’ XTRUX, which the company unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, is based on the Chevrolet Silverado, but with its squared-off wheel wells and massive, chunky front end, it looks like it’s just itching to eat a LEAF for lunch…. Read more »

Bob Lutz joins the board of NanoSteel

NanoSteel, a privately held company that makes proprietary nano-structured steel materials, announced this week that automotive visionary Bob Lutz has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Through the development of patented alloys, NanoSteel has created a new class of steel that allows automotive engineers and designers to reduce weight through the use of… Read more »

Company man: Q&A with Bob Lutz

The automotive legend turned 80 on February 12, but he still looks and sounds vital. Even better, and in contrast to the typical assumption about octogenarians Lutz is still entirely relevant. Bob Lutz tends not to speak in abbreviations. More often than not, it’s “gasoline,” not gas, “General Motors,” not GM. Perhaps it’s indicative of a… Read more »

The fleet footed survive: VIA Motors electrifies trucks, vans and SUVs

On the strength of a shrewd business plan and ties to GM, VIA Motors plans to jump-start the electric transition through the back door of America’s service vehicles. Its E-REV pickup trucks and vans prove that you can have your fuel efficiency and costs savings, too.  Everyone should want an EV. They’re more efficient than… Read more »

Bob Lutz rips into the rabid right over Volt fires

Those of us who do not believe that the electrification of the automobile should be a left/right partisan issue were delighted to read Bob Lutz’s editorial, “Chevy Volt And The Wrong-Headed Right,” which appeared Monday on Forbes.com. The endless fun that the Fox News/AM radio Axis of Ideotainment has been having with the so-called “Chevrolet… Read more »