Bob Lutz

GreenTech electric vehicle venture anticipates U.S. production in 4th quarter

5:20 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2014
A Chinese-affiliated electric vehicle venture that has generated more curiosity than cars during the past five years anticipates launching U.S. production by the end of this year....
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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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