• 'Revenge of the Electric Car' movie: Elon Musk and Bob Lutz

    They're both featured in Revenge of the Electric Car, the documentary that's now in limited release across the country, so it makes sense they'd be doing media together. The pair of auto-industry stars is Bob Lutz, former product czar at General Motors and still a part-time behind-the-scenes advisor to newly minted CEO Dan Akerson, and Elon Musk, the charismatic CEO of Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley electric-car startup. And they'll appear tonight on Charlie Rose, to discuss the auto industry, electric cars, and (we hope) various other wide-ranging topics. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO Lutz is...

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    Elon Musk, Bob Lutz On Red Carpet At 'Revenge of Electric Car' Premiere

    Every movie has to have a premiere, and every premiere has to have a red carpet. When the red carpet is on a Manhattan sidewalk, with plenty of passers-by stopping to gawk, and many of the celebs are arriving in electric cars, things get a little more complicated. Still, last night's premiere of...

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    Lutz Predicts Range-Extended EVs Like Chevy Volt Here To Stay

    With GM's 2011 Chevrolet Volt now in pre-production and due to launch in November 2010, Former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz fully supports range-extended electric vehicles but remains doubtful of the near future of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. In an interview with GM-Volt.com before his retirement...

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    GM Planning Engineless All-Electric Cars To Follow the Volt

    Bob Lutz, the retiring eminence grise of General Motors, is known for pithiness and plain speaking. Yesterday, he tossed off a nugget of news: GM is working on a range of pure electric cars, without range-extending engines, that will follow the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--most likely a few years hence...

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    2010 Detroit Auto Show: Lutz Lays Out (Some) GM Plug-In Plans

    Cleaning up a few odds and ends from last week's 2010 Detroit Auto Show brings us to General Motors' future product plans for plug-in hybrids. In the crush of reporters asking questions (known as the "scrum") after a GM announcement, a few more nuggets came to light. GM showed its striking and...

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    Lutz To Appear On The Late Show This Wednesday

    General Motors has confirmed that former vice chairman, Bob Lutz, will bring the Chevy Volt to the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday. This comes after Letterman ripped the Volt during an April 29 episode which featured Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, and his all-electric Model S Sedan. The...

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