Have you ever wondered exactly how America gets its reputation for driving oversized vehicles without any regard for the environment or fuel costs? Because people like Bob Lutz are behind the wheel of the largest American motor company: GM. We all know that GM is company that's as "American as apple pie."
Here's a timeline of events for you.
2004: Bob Lutz thinks that Hybrid cars make no sense. Quote:
"Hybrids are an interesting curiosity and we will do some," he said. "But do they make sense at $1.50 a gallon? No, they do not."Understanding interaction between national and global economy: FAIL
Effectiveness at developing strategies that look more than 1-2 years out : FAIL
2005-2007: GM continues to bring products to market that it thinks will be good for America.
This includes pukemobiles such as:
The Chevy Suburban 2WD Z71
GMC Envoy Denali/Envoy XL Denali.
The Chevy TrailBlazer EXT
*and don't forget*
The Hummer H3
They are shoved in the face of Americans by GM via advertising on billboards, TV, and internet. GM makes so many of them that they are sold for next to nothing.
February, 2008: Bob Lutz thinks global warming is a "Total Crock of Shit"
March, 2008: Not making a hybrid car like the Prius was a "mistake"