David Akinson, CEO of GM, is apparently following in the footsteps of his predecesor Bob Lutz by making controversial off the cuff remarks.
His latest came at a public appearance at the Economic Club of Washington where commented on this thoughts of the Toyota Prius. Here’s what he said:
“We commonly refer to the geek-mobile as the Prius. And I wouldn’t be caught dead in one”.
I would never own a Toyota Prius either but I’m not ignorant enough to say things like that about it. You can’t deny that the Prius is a phenomenal technicalogical breakthrough in fuel efficiency. You can’t deny that it’s currently the most fuel efficient car available in the world. Maybe you should wait to see how well the Chevy Volt does before opening your mouth.
But maybe Akinson is just being truthful. In which case, I’ll offer him another thruth:
I wouldn’t be caught dead in 95% of GM products.