Bob Lutz

Chevy Corvette plug-in hybrid performance monster coming, Lutz speculates

Chevy Corvette plug-in hybrid performance monster coming, Lutz speculates

In almost six decades on sale, the Chevrolet Corvette has become a pop culture icon as well as a mainstay of American performance. So wouldn't it be a coup for electric cars if Chevy added a plug-in hybrid powertrain to the Corvette? GM is now developing the eighth-generation Corvette, and no less... read more

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From left to right: Gilbert Villarreal, Bob Lutz, Henrik Fisker

Fisker Karma With V-8 Emerges As VLF Destino, Including Henrik Himself

Henrik Fisker left his namesake car company in March 2013, shortly before Fisker Automotive itself went bankrupt. But now he's once again involved with the Karma luxury... read more January 11, 2016 by

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'Clean Diesel' Is Dead Forever: Bob Lutz On VW's Culture Of Fear

Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz has never been shy about sharing his opinions on the industry he's worked in for decades. So it's not surprising that he has a few... read more November 6, 2015 by

Bob Lutz at Via Motors extended-range electric truck conversion launch, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Former GM Product Czar Bob Lutz Asks: Is Tesla Doomed?

Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz, now retired for a few years, is largely respected within the auto industry. He stopped flying his MIG fighter jet when he turned... read more November 2, 2015 by

'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Bob Lutz arrives in a Chevy Volt

Tesla A 'Fringe Brand': Former GM Product Czar Bob Lutz (Video)

When an unknown automotive startup from Silicon Valley unveiled an all-electric sports car with supercar performance back in 2006, the shock was enough to make industry giant... read more September 26, 2014 by

VL Destino Convertible live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

New Fiskers Will Have V-8s OR Batteries, Wanxiang Says

If lithium-ion batteries are "the heart of Fisker," according to new owner Wanxiang, then what does it say is "the soul of Fisker"? That would be the VL Destino, a version of... read more February 20, 2014 by

VL Destino Convertible live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

VL Buying Leftover New Fisker Karmas To Yank Out Electric Parts

The idea of converting Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury sedans into Corvette-powered V-8 hot rods is moving forward. VL Automotive is snapping up Karmas from... read more January 28, 2014 by

VL Destino Convertible live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

VL Automotive Resurrects Fisker Sunset With Destino Red Concept

While Fisker and its administrators dig through the paperwork and bids relating to its bankruptcy, one company is hard at work turning its products into something else... read more January 14, 2014 by

VL-Automotive Destino

VL Destino's Corvette-Powered Fiskers Still On Target

A V-8 conversion isn't your typical eco-modification, but for Fisker Karma customers it's one way of ensuring a longer-term survival for their vehicle since the company's... read more October 22, 2013 by

VL-Automotive Destino

Bob Lutz's VL Automotive Bidding For Ailing Fisker: Report

Previously unknown brand VL Automotive surprised Detroit Auto Show goers earlier this year by unveiling the Destino--a V-8-powered luxury sedan based heavily on the Fisker... read more May 22, 2013 by 6

Via Motors XTRUX 800-hp electric pickup live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show

VIA Motors XTRUX Electric Truck: 2013 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

What does an 800 horsepower electric truck look like? Just that little bit meaner than any other production truck, as it turns out--if Via Motors' XTRUX electric truck is... read more January 16, 2013 by 2

VL-Automotive Destino

Destino--The Corvette-Powered Fisker Karma: Detroit Auto Show

If you've always felt the 20 mpg Fisker Karma is a little bit too green, a new sport sedan based on the Fisker Karma might be just the car you're looking for. The VL... read more January 14, 2013 by 9

'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Bob Lutz arrives in a Chevy Volt

Electric Cars Are Doing Just Fine, Says Volt Patron Bob Lutz

Sometimes the glass is half empty, sometimes it's half full. For the future of electric cars, count Bob Lutz on the half-full side--most likely containing a very nice Scotch... read more December 21, 2012 by 27

'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Bob Lutz arrives in a Chevy Volt

Bob Lutz: Gas Mileage Rules Will Make 15 Percent Of All Cars Plug-in By 2022

Earlier this year, when the EPA confirmed new Corporate Average Fuel Economy gas mileage standards of 54.5 mpg by 2025, we told you that it would equate to greener, cleaner... read more September 24, 2012 by 5

2012 Chevrolet Volt

Bob Lutz: Huge Chevy Volt Cost Estimates Are Wrong, Here's Why

Yesterday, we ran a story sourced through Reuters, asking how much money GM was losing on every Chevy Volt it builds. The Reuters article was based on figures from several... read more September 11, 2012 by 12

Jay Leno Drives Via Vtrux

Jay Leno, Bob Lutz, Talk Plug-ins, Drive Via Plug-in Hybrid Truck

Americans love the utility and functionality of the mighty pickup truck, but not its gas mileage. So its no surprise that talk show host Jay Leno thinks that Americans will... read more July 17, 2012 by 10


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