25 Feb '13, 11pm

Q&A: John Lauckner, General Motors chief technology officer

Q&A: John Lauckner, General Motors chief technology officer

John Lauckner, one of the masterminds behind General Motors' breakthrough Chevrolet Volt EREV, has a full bag of big responsibilities these days that he calls the "technology trifecta." First, he is GM's chief technology officer. Second, he's R&D vice president. Third, as if those two jobs were not enough, he's president of GM Ventures , the company's venture capital subsidiary. "Basically," he says, "I'm deeply involved in technology." I caught up with him for a brief chat at the Detroit North American International Auto Show in January and started with the same big question I've asked a lot of industry executives lately: ABG : How will GM, or any full-line manufacturer, meet future Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) mandates, and California's ZEV mandate? You will be required to sell increasing numbers of zero-emission EVs and other electrified vehicles regardless of ...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/02/25/qanda-john-lauckner-...

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