The Vice Chairman of GM wanted us to know exactly why the auto-giant is headed for the dirt. In a recent interview with Just-Auto, Lutz implied that hybrid vehicles are a useless technology that the American people have been duped into desiring. And the Hummer is...I don't know, a very sound financial decision?
"[Hybrids are] the popular thing to do, many people believe that if we all drove hybrids the world would suddenly get cooler again and then it's the patriotic thing to do because if you drive a hybrid you will no longer be funding the Arab terrorists, and so forth."
Many people believe also that the internal combustion engine is a hundred-year-old, dangerous, outdated technology that our society is deeply dependent on and needs to be phased out. No...he didn't say that.
Lutz continued, "so, with all those beliefs out there, you have to do a hybrid for public policy reasons."
Right, apparently you don't have to have a hybrid because they're selling well. Because selling cars has nothing to do with what GM does.
via LeftLane News
On Car Maintenance
written by George, November 15, 2007
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