Bob Lutz

Merger links Lutz's VL with Virginia governor's EV venture

5:24 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
VL Automotive, a sports car start-up founded by Detroit 3 veteran Bob Lutz, has merged with EV venture GreenTech Automotive to bring its Fisker Karma-based Destino car to market....
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Fisker's new owner teams up with Lutz on V-8 Karma

Feb. 20, 2014 06:01 CET
Fisker Automotive's new owner says the Karma sports car will come roaring back with a supercharged V-8 engine -- and with the help of former GM executive Bob Lutz....
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Fisker's new owner teams up with Lutz on V-8 Karma

10:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
Fisker Automotive's new owner says the Karma sports car will come roaring back with a supercharged V8 engine -- with the help of former General Motors executive Bob Lutz....
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5 YEARS LATER

The end of the Jobs Bank, a symbol of excess

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Perhaps nothing did more to damage the reputation of the UAW -- and the U.S. automakers that employed its members -- than the Jobs Bank, a program that paid excess workers to do nothing all day....
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Karma chameleons? Lutz company snaps up Fiskers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
A year-old vehicle conversion company backed by retired General Motors product chief Bob Lutz is soliciting Fisker dealers to take unsold cars off their hands....
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2013 LISTS OF 10

Quotables from notables in 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Quips and jibes that caught our attention....
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The old GM on the new CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
When former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz appeared on Frank Beckmann's radio talk show on WJR-AM in Detroit last week, he praised Mary Barra, the company's new CEO, who has been doing Lutz's old job of head of product development....
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CRASH FLASHBACK

On the air: Bob Lutz, Mike Jackson, and more offer perspectives on the crash

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Automotive News sat down with key industry insiders and our own editors to talk about what it was like during this dark period for the automotive industry....
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CRASH FLASHBACK

Lutz: 'A huge missed opportunity'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
To this day, former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz feels the combination would have been a winner....
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Cadillac rethinks the bling thing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
It's no secret that former General Motors product chief Bob Lutz was a big fan of chrome. "Nothing adds perceived value to a car faster," he said at a Chevrolet event in 2009....
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Lutz: Corvette-powered Karmas coming in 2014

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2013
VL Automotive, a Detroit venture backed by former General Motors' vice chairman Bob Lutz, is moving ahead with plans to convert Fisker Karmas from hybrid power to Corvette power....
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Fisker loan heads to auction block as U.S. seeks bids

1:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2013
The Department of Energy will consider bids to purchase Fisker Automotive's government loan on Friday in what could be the start of a lengthy and expensive process to revive the dormant green-car startup....
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Words of wisdom -- but not from Lutz

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
Former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz was one of five people inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame last week in Plymouth, Mich. But the evening's lead comedic role was played by the person doing Lutz's induction, GM North America President Mark Reuss....
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VIDEO: Lutz contrasts his legacies after Chrysler, GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2013
DETROIT – Former General Motors product chief Bob Lutz yesterday contrasted his attempts to create an “excellence pays” culture at two of his employers....
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