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Discussion in 'Tesla' started by Cardforlife, Oct 26, 2016.
Ex-GM vice chair blasts Tesla, saying supporters 'like members of a religious cult'
Bob Lutz is seeking relevance in an industry that has kicked him to the curb. Ask Bobby how VIA motors is doing...
You know he's 84 years old right?!
We will get to find out later today if there's still negative cash flow for the previous quarter.
Wow, I would not have thought him to be a day over 150 years old.
He's said some pretty silly stuff about EV's in the last 5 years.
Lutz is always good for a laugh.
Lutz is delusional. Elon has never "promised... a utopia of profitability and volume." Lutz is just making stuff up to get attention and try to sound like what he thinks matters anymore. He lives in the past.
Putz. Bob Putz.
Ah, that guy. I thought he passed a while ago, or at least retired.
Ugh, Lutz.... That said, people do tend to get a little cult-ish when a company actually produces fantastic products. Maybe GM should try that sometime?
Apparently he missed the part about selling cars with twice the industry average gross margin, since he's claiming Tesla can't make money by selling more cars.
The thing I like about Bob is that he doesn't hold back. I'm not really sure about why he has such a hate-on for Elon and Co. It can't be that he dislikes EVs. He did push GM to do the Volt. I do suppose that Tesla is embarrassing GM somewhat, and maybe Bob by extension.
He is absolutely wrong It is not a cult It is a full blown religion
In his heyday, Bob did some good things for the US auto industry, but its been long enough since then that I think he has forgotten what a happy owner looks like.
Not a cult, it's a movement. It's obvious to me that Bob is trying to install himself as a high priest of seeking alpha crowd.
Elon built the car he really wanted to build, a premium all electric. The Volt is neither. His ego was badly bruised by that. And to see Tesla continue to innovate really ads salt to that open sore.
Oh lord, Bob Lutz? Not even clicking through. Aren't his fifteen minutes over yet? Maybe he should go run for President or something.
As others have noted above, he's being provocative to stay relevant, even though his day in the sun has passed. He's always good for a sound-bite and the press just eats it up because it guarantees an easy click-bait headline with no effort. Fact-checking requires effort, time and resources, so why bother. Hey, they're just "reporting" what the guy says; they're not doing investigative journalism.
What's really sad is seeing a one-time industry leader, a mover-and-shaker, trying to get back into the limelight like a has-been movie star accepting that embarrassing cameo in a C-movie. Lutz is nothing more than an annoying gnat: bothersome at times; ignored mostly. Eventually, when people hear his buzzing approaching, they will just walk away. In the meantime, it behooves us to keep swatting away at the pest lest we get a nasty little bite.
Good point - the only fact checking they did is to confirm that this old angry man is in fact Bob Lutz.