Bob Lutz is known as one of the men behind bringing the Chevrolet Volt to life, and since its introduction, the car has been plagued by political criticism stemming from a particular side of the political arena. Even as a second generation, 2016 Chevrolet Volt readies for production, the car still takes on a certain stigma years later. Forbes had a chance to reach out to Lutz and ask one open ended question: Why has there always been such hate in certain circles for the Chevrolet Volt?
Maximum Bob responds to this question and spills the truth on what has followed the bowtie’s first electric plug-in production car since the EV1. Mr. Lutz, who identifies as conservative, blames the extremist right-wing media for the aura that has followed the car since its introduction. He calls it a way to attack the left’s green agenda, a car “Government Motors” was trying to push down consumers’ throats. All of this in spite of the vehicle being announced in 2007, much before President Obama and the democrats took control of Capitol Hill.
Lutz expands on the question, touching topics of misconceived range details, and the media churning off-kilted facts so often that a portion of the buying public just started believing it.
We won’t summarize the whole response for you, so to obtain further insight to Bob Lutz’s comments, check out the Forbes story here.