February 14, 2008

I'm A Chevy Man Now!

ThreeSourcers have tended toward being Mopar-heads. AlexC has his Hemi, JohnGalt his 'Cuda, and I have fond memories or ripping out the "tiny" 318-cubic inch V8 in my 1968 Sport Satellite in favor of a 440. You could pretty much pin global warming on me.

But now, GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz tells a few journalists that Global Warming is a "Total Crock of S**t"

I am stupefied! Next thing you know, BP will stop apologizing for selling us fuel. It could happen.

Anyhow, this doesn’t mean that GM isn’t serious about building the Volt, of course—just that global warming isn’t the reason. And that’s fine. GM doesn’t have to have noble intentions as long as it delivers the fuel-efficient cars it’s been promising. According to D, Lutz says he’s excited about the Volt because “it’s the last thing anybody expected from GM.” But you have to wonder how statements like this affect public perception of the Volt project. Because right now, if you ask a car geek about the Chevy Volt you’ll get one of two responses. The most predictable: “Total vaporware, it’ll never happen.” A cautiously optimistic few, however, will admit that General Motors really does seem serious about building the Volt. After all, they’ve staked the reputation of the company (which lost $38.7 billion dollars last year) on their ability to start producing this extended-range electric car by the end of 2010.

Amen, Bob. Build a car because people might want to buy it. Let Hollywood save the world.

Hat-tip: Insty

Deleterious Anthropogenic Warming of the Globe Posted by John Kranz at February 14, 2008 1:23 PM

In defense of the Pentastar, Chrysler Corp. HAS moved back to private ownership now and appears poised for fisticuffs with the unions. And the good Mr. Lutz didn't actually step up to a podium with his bold pronouncement, like John Coleman did. It's still refreshingly candid, however.

Oh, and did you read the comments to the linked article? There's the real meat of this story. For example, "everyone no's that global warming is real. co2 levels have dramatically increased since the industrial revolution. we know that co2 increases temperature: just look at venus. how can you say that global warming isn't real?"

Venus - you mean, the SECOND rock from the sun?

How much different would our nation be if the public schools taught spelling, grammar, history, math and physics instead of self-esteem and urban legends? Nobody no's.

Posted by: johngalt at February 14, 2008 3:23 PM

True. But I give Lutz points for language.

Posted by: jk at February 14, 2008 3:30 PM | What do you think? [2]