Bob Lutz Responds To Continued Volt Hatred6
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.
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Why the heck are tax payers subsidizing GM or any other manufacturer for rich people who can afford to buy the car?
Put a cap on the credit. Rich people don’t need more tax reductions.
Rich people get tax deductions because poor people cannot afford to buy a politician.
impy2ltz2014, I am not a rich person. My wife is not a rich person. If I could get the money together I would buy one. Now that my wife’s car is nearing end-of-life and the subsidies and rebates are starting to bring the car into our price range I might just buy one. Most important, I am offended by your attitude that only the rich care about the environment. Though I am not poor, I can assure you that the poor are equally concerned, they just can’t be as generous because they have children to feed and medicine to buy.
And for the record, if calamity befalls this great nation, do you actually think that Japan and all the other nations from whose makers you fill your garages and heap great praise are actually come to our aid? Not that those makers have poorly built vehicles and not that domestic makers have a history for making great product across the board, but if we don’t start supporting our industry only we are at fault when our way of life crashes around our ankles.
I think it’s extremely high customer satisfaction rating lets the car speak for itself.
Although highly impractical for myself (800 km/day trips, -40 C temperatures (800 km/day at -40 C )), I have no problem with an electric car for someone who can make use of one. Even my one stepson, who lives in the city suburbs, talks of getting an electric car someday.
Even for you, the Volt would provide 45 mpg. Pretty solid.