At one time, I had a great deal of admiration and respect for Bob Lutz. He made some great contributions back in the day. However, his latest Tesla rant was shameful. Either he's clearly not the person I thought he was, or he's just acting as a shill (paid or otherwise). Or, he's not aging well. Here is his most oddly, lame and silly comment... "There's no secret sauce in Tesla," Lutz told CNBC. "They use the same lithium-ion batteries as everyone else." Duh. As if that means anything. Why not.... "There's no secret sauce in SpaceX. They use liquid oxygen and RP-1 as everyone else." Or...how about Lutz saying this in 1977,,, "There's no secret sauce in Apple. They use integrated circuits and resistors as everyone else." Or perhaps... "There's no secret sauce in PayPal. They are just a web based company as everyone else." Or maybe right after the introduction of the iPhone (which reset the design for all other phone companies)... "There's no secret sauce in the new iPhone. They use the same basic components as all other manufacturers." Clearly, Lutz should know that creating a truly great product is much more than choosing commodity production items. Sure, there were electric cars before Tesla. Sure there were lithium ion batteries before Tesla. Yes, Tesla is spending a lot of money. But innovation and changing the order of things is inherently risky. You know, Bob....like flying a jet fighter plane. Perhaps you can think of other examples?