31 Mar '12, 5pm

NRDC & Bob Lutz on same page on any subject? Yes, on Chevy Volt and American innovation.

NRDC & Bob Lutz on same page on any subject? Yes, on Chevy Volt and American innovation.

Electric cars sometimes make strange bedfellows. Take for example, the Chicago Tribune opinion piece co-authored this week by Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council—and none other than Maximum Bob Lutz, the consummate auto industry exec who called global warming a “crock of shit.” What brought them together? A desire to cheer on American innovation, rather than “spitting in its face.” Amen. Beinecke and Lutz are fed up with all the criticism of the Chevy Volt —making the car a poster child for supposed failures of the Obama Administration to promote clean energy solutions. They point out that Volt critics showed a shameful glee that General Motors idled production of the extended-range electric car at its Detroit-area plant, laying off American workers for five weeks in order to match supply with demand. At the same time, these EV naysayers co...

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