February 14, 2008

Global Warming & Auto Industry

Just some comments on a couple articles about global warming and the impact on the auto industry.

The first was an interview with Bob Lutz, GM's head honcho:

Bob Lutz is a man who always speaks his mind, no matter how outlandish, which is why it should be no surprise the General Motors honcho says global warming "is a total crock of sh*t."

You gotta love someone who speaks their mind!

Lutz said he's pushing the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle because Im motivated more by the desire to replace imported oil than by the CO2 (argument).

The second article is about the North American Dealers Association is backing the auto industry on it's fight against allowing California (and 15 other states) to set their own fuel standards.

Car buyers select vehicles that meet their needs, and they should decide what works and what doesnt, she says. Its that simple. You cant wave a government wand and make consumers buy a particular type of vehicle.

We dont want policies that stifle consumer demand. We want to accelerate it. We know our customers want fuel efficiency, but we also know they wont sacrifice safety and functionality or pay extra.

Customers should be the ones to make the decision on what they want to buy, they shouldn't be forced to buy what the government tells them they can buy.

Posted by Quality Weenie at February 14, 2008 08:27 AM | TrackBack