Lutz joins board of energy tech firm Energ2
Bob Lutz: "I've had significant experience with multiple energy storage technologies."
Former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz has been appointed to the board of directors at Energ2, the nanotechnology manufacturer announced today.
Energ2, which is based in Seattle, makes nano-structured components for energy storage systems.
Lutz, who retired from GM as head of product development in 2010, said in a statement today that he expects developments at Energ2 to pave the path for electrification of the auto industry.
"I'm a big believer in EnerG2 because I'm a big believer in the future of vehicle drive train electrification," said Lutz, 80. "Right now, energy storage technologies have limitations for the automotive industry, but breakthroughs in materials innovation and manufacturing at EnerG2 will help accelerate performance and lower cost."
In the statement, Lutz praised the company's carbon technology platform, which aims to accelerate the pace at which energy storage systems move from development to manufacturing.
"I've had significant experience with multiple energy storage technologies," Lutz said, "and, in my view, EnerG2's unique Carbon Technology Platform will contribute to both current system performance and future innovation in potentially all segments of electrochemical storage."
Energ2 CEO Rick Luebbe said in a statement: "Bob Lutz is the most prominent evangelist of vehicle electrification in the country, and we're honored to have him join our Board of Directors. With his deep and unprecedented experience in both the automotive and energy storage industries, Bob is in a special position to help guide EnerG2 as our unique carbon-enhanced systems are adopted into automotive applications."
Since May 2010, Lutz has also served on the board of directors at Transonic Combustion. The California firm is engineering products to enable combustion of so-called supercritical fuels, fuels that exhibit qualities between a liquid and a gas, for use with the internal combustion engine.
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