"Wondering when the zero, zero, zero strategy begins for GM?" Tony Posawatz wrote on Twitter. Posawatz, as the Volt's vehicle line director, was one of GM's biggest advocates for electrification before leaving the company in 2012 to run Fisker Automotive. GM CEO Mary Barra has said the automaker wants to lead society toward a future of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.
"This saddens me deeply," Posawatz wrote.
It's not the first time that Posawatz, now an EV consultant and a board member for a number of companies in the autonomous-vehicle and mobility space, has had stern words for GM this year. As negotiations with the UAW were ramping up in August, he chastised GM for increasing production in Mexico and having the Detroit 3's smallest U.S. hourly work force. In June, he reacted to a story revealing that GM had been buying emissions credits from Tesla with this tweet: "Could have used $$$ spent on Tesla credits for development of more ZEVs or low emission tech to support Zero strategy, hmmm."