Strange bedfellows, indeed. Newsweek has a tidy little article about Chevy's upcoming Volt. Maximum Bob explains how his initial proposal for an electric car was shot down by engineers working on fuel cell cars and still smarting from the Saturn EV1
debacle experiment. However, Lutz says it was Tesla Motors announcing they would build a lithium ion powered electric car that set the Volt in motion, "That tore it for me. If some Silicon Valley start-up can solve this equation, no one is going to tell me anymore that it's unfeasible." Chris Paine, the director of Who Killed the Electric Car? is so impressed with Lutz's commitment...
...to the Volt, that he wants VP Lutz to appear in the sequel, Who Revived the Electric Car? Having spent a bit of time with Mr. Lutz, we think this is a great idea. In fact, drop the crap about reviving electric cars and just follow him around with a camera. The only question is, do you bleep the cussing, or go for the R rating? [Newsweek]