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Old 06-23-2016, 08:32 AM   #2081 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by samwichse View Post
Bob Lutz .........Not who I would be going to for real industry advice.
I saw him at one of the car events a few years ago, think it was Eyes-On-Design, a small crowd gathered around him to hear what he had to say on some automotive topic. He is an automobile enthusiast, just not an EV one.

Also heard him as a guest on Autoline Detroit a PBS TV program, he was negative about EV's then too, which seemed very short sighted.

Even his observations about the Prius were based on their then modest market share, and the modest Hybrid market share of when the program was aired seven years ago.

I doubt that he has changed his mind, and probably feels puzzled at the fail of Hummer - and GM.

Not a futurist or a visionary by any measure, a brutal realist and a shortsighted one at that.

Perhaps best suited as a follower and not a leader.

EDIT: Oh yea almost forgot to mention, don't go exploring in your vintage Porsche and end up going down his driveway in Ann Arbor, he will only sneer at you for ignoring the private drive signs. Can't really expect a vintage car wave while trespassing I guess.

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The 2013 solar car developed by Cambridge students has a more aerodynamic design, thanks to tracking solar panels at the back, which prevent any compromise on its shape. Credit: CUER

.............The car weights 120kg, and can reach a top speed of almost 140 kilometres per hour (almost 87 miles per hour), but needs about the same amount of power as a hairdryer. It achieves this by maximising efficiency at every level - for example, the motor is located in the hub of the wheel, eliminating the need for gears, chains or differentials which would lower its efficiency overall.

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