Bob Lutz

An Apple EV? Lutz not biting

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Apple Inc. had nothing to say about a Wall Street Journal report last week that it plans to have an electric vehicle ready to go by 2019. But Bob Lutz did: "I think this is going to be a gigantic money pit.”...
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Like? Dislike? Barra's blue talk on Facebook page

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

As you probably deduced from all the “expletives deleted” in our recent Sergio Marchionne interview stories, the FCA chief can turn the air day-glo purple. You might not expect that from Mary Barra, but General Motors' CEO did get a bit profane on her new Facebook page -- maybe something she picked up from her days as a plant manager....
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In Bob Lutz's crystal ball, Apple, Google may win

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Bob Lutz, 83, has been around longer than most in the auto industry. The former General Motors, BMW, Ford and Chrysler executive knows a lot about change because he's seen so much of it. Lutz offered his vision of personal mobility in the future. He didn't say when it would happen, but he was fairly explicit on what it would look like....
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Car guy Lutz still has the vision for flying high

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015

Bob Lutz, the former General Motors product development chief who turned 83 in February and is getting married this summer, is still involved with sports car startup VL Automotive - and is still flying jet airplanes....
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Sparks flew when French designer and Bob Lutz met - and when they collaborated

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2015

When it came to matters of taste and vehicle styling Patrick le Quement never could hold his tongue. The French designer, who received a lifetime achievement award this month at the EyesOn Design charity car show here, always carried a full set of strongly held beliefs. And it didn't matter who he was addressing....
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Lutz's VIA Motors gets EPA certification for van

2:38 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2014

VIA Motors, a fledgling retrofitter whose chairman is veteran auto executive Bob Lutz, says it has received EPA certification for a plug-in hybrid van. The company equips vans and trucks with plug-in hybrid powertrains and sells them to fleet buyers....
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Lutz on the Aztek: Blame GM culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2014

It's always assumed that Bob Lutz got his job as GM's product czar in 2001, coming out of retirement at age 69, because of the spectacular failure of the Pontiac Aztek....
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