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GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz is fully behind development of Chevrolet's aggressive Volt plug-in hybrid, but not for the same reasons as many environmentalists. Mr. Lutz — GM's go-to man for one-liners and candid opinion — had some choice words against the claim of global warming.

"Global warming is a total crock of ****.” Lutz told a group of mostly local journalists during a closed-door meeting at the Cacharel restaurant near Dallas and Fort Worth. "I'm a skeptic, not a denier … I’m motivated more by the desire to replace imported oil than by the CO2."

Aside from CEO Rick Wagoner, Lutz is among the highest-ranking GM executives who speaks with the press on a regular basis.

According to D Magazine, Lutz made it clear his opinion doesn't guide GM. "My opinion doesn’t matter," he said. Of course, GM has done nothing to tone down the outspoken executive during his tenure as head of product development.

Indeed, Lutz is no stranger to controversial points of view. He is openly opposed to the U.S. government's new CAFE fuel efficiency standards, which he has claimed will add $6,000 to $10,000 to the price tag of most cars.

He even went as far as blasting his own company in 2006 for failing to compete with Japanese automakers early on. "I can't believe that we were so stupid," he said in March of that year.

Lutz is the man!
Like him or not, he sure ain't afraid to tell it like it is.

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post #2 of 21 Old 02-12-2008, 11:15 PM
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thats awesome. thats the way that more places should be run, by dudes that arent afraid to call someone out.
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I think if I met him in person he would sound like the Mickey from the Rocky movies or the old grumbling coach that uses GD in every sentence. I think I like this guy. I wish his opinion influenced the company more.


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Mr, Lutz is a car guys kinda guy, isn't he? Thank God for Mr. Lutz. I agree with him and I hope he keeps speaking his mind, 'cuz he's RIGHT. (I think I need his autograph!)

Bob Lutz: "There's no doubt that a design-driven philosophy is the only one that will work. People who are not sensitive to design, people who don't care about vehicles, people who view a vehicle as an appliance, they just default to Toyota. We will never win that one."
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$$6000 to $10,000 ouch!!!
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Lutz is the man!
Like him or not, he sure ain't afraid to tell it like it is.



It will be interesting to see how the press runs with the comment.

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$$6000 to $10,000 ouch!!!
Theres that of mine fear coming to mind again.


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post #9 of 21 Old 02-13-2008, 04:23 AM
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Research I've done agrees with him....

I've been doing research for a college paper that shows many scientists saying global warming is a natural cycle & this latest phase will be ending between 2010-2020. Here are some links with the "Main statement" of each article if anyone is interested...:

http://globalweatheroscillations.com/GlobalWarming.html

The update to this page will show new information on global warming, PFM data, analysis and correlations to past global warming and cooling cycles going back 450,000 years. Will include very specific discussions showing that earth is currently at the peak of 5 climate warming cycles, and therefore the warmest period in nearly 450,000 years.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0615071248.htm

Global warming is a natural geological process that could begin to reverse itself within 10 to 20 years, predicts an Ohio State University researcher. It is the rising global temperatures that are naturally increasing the levels of carbon dioxide, not the other way around, he says.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...climate118.xml

“If this were a CO2 driven warming it should have started in 1940 and risen strongly from there. In fact warming started in 1850 and rose sharply until 1940 then decreased for 35 years.” Mr Avery, a former US agriculture official whose celebrated earlier book was Saving the Planet with Pesticides and Plastic: The Environmental Triumph of High Yield Farming, suggests that the natural cycle of warming and cooling may come from variations in cosmic rays which have been linked to cloud formation.

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast20oct_1.htm

The Earth has gone through warming periods before without human influence, they note. And not all of the evidence supports global warming. Air temperatures in the lower atmosphere have not increased appreciably, according to satellite data, and the sea ice around Antarctica has actually been growing for the last 20 years
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Lutz is the man!
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GM needs more people like Bob.
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