Car Talk Chats With Former GM Exec Bob Lutz

By Jennifer Geiger  on January 24, 2012
Former Marine pilot, GM insider, author and ultimate car guy Bob Lutz has covered a lot of automotive ground in his 79 years. After stints at BMW, Ford, Chrysler and General Motors, he’s joined the board of Via Motors, an aftermarket hybrid car company. How did this former global-warming heckler move to promoting 100 mpg cars?

Car Talk sat down with Lutz to discuss the reinvention of the Detroit Three, electric cars and the future of the U.S. auto industry. Check out the conversation:

Bob Lutz: The green-car guy who says Global Warming is @#$%&*

General Motors Hybrids/Alternative Fuels

Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan.  Email Jennifer