Earlier this week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk made an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman to discuss the future Model S sedan. Letterman, impressed by Tesla’s Roadster and Model S, cracked a joke on GM’s Volt calling it a “golf cart,” saying the mileage was “insane” and “ridiculous.”
Letterman went on to say that the Volt’s 40-mile range wouldn’t get you down the driveway and back to pick up the newspaper.
Bob Lutz has now responded to Letterman’s comments. Writing over at GM’s FastLane Blog, vice chairman Bob Lutz said that GM “should do a better job of making sure that Dave and everyone else who is in position to comment on national TV about our products has the right information, whether they use that information or not.”
Lutz even invited Letterman to come to GM to learn more about the Volt.
“Dave may drive more than 40 miles a day on his commute from the palatial Connecticut estate, but about 80 percent of Americans don”t,” said Lutz. “And those people could conceivably drive the Volt every day and never use a drop of gasoline.”
2011 Chevrolet Volt:
– By: Omar Rana