We’ve already seen Audi’s Johan de Nysschen walk back comments he made that the Chevrolet Volt is “a car for idiots.” Before de Nysschen’s official response, we asked GM if Bob Lutz wanted to get into the fray (who, us, trying to cause a fight?). No such luck, but GM spokesperson Rob Peterson had a few words about de Nysschen comments:
Very surprised Mr. de Nysschen was so quick to insult the intelligence of electric vehicle and Volt enthusiasts. Not so surprised that Audi is taking a bold stance given their entrenched diesel position. EVs will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and tailpipe emissions – if that’s being “hoodwinked by our government” then count me in.
Next time, we’ll bring some boxing gloves, see if we can’t turn this up a notch.
Gallery: 2011 Chevy Volt