• richard avatar Richard Posted: 7/14/2009 7:47am PDT

    Well, I don't think he's all that into "green" per se--however, he IS into sales and giant market turnover. Regardless of the impact that EVs and hybrids have on the environment, they're a huge shift in the marketplace, and a great opportunity to get drivers behind "new, improved" vehicles. I think of it like the switch from LPs to 8-tracks to cassettes to CDs: by changing the format, an industry can encourage buyers to purchase things that they don't especially need simply because they're new.

  • Reliance Posted: 7/14/2009 7:34am PDT

    I'm really surprised to see GM hang onto Lutz - he was a controversial figure for his "anti-green" statements, however true they might be in economic terms. Hopefully he'll be able to align the brand with consumers under a new GM.