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Charlie Rose recently interviewed two men that represent the old and the new guard of the automotive industry as well as anybody: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, and Bob Lutz, a former executive at General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and BMW.
The interview took place because of the film Revenge of the Electric Car
, but while the trailer of the movie is shown, most of the talk is about high-level things. Elon explains why he got into the business of making electric cars in the first place, what Tesla's strategy is, and why it's a bad idea to keep pumping CO2 in the atmosphere and gambling with our planet's life support system. Lutz, on the other hand, doesn't seem moved by climate science, but he still seems 100% behind electric vehicles for other reasons.
To see the video of the interview, either click on the image on top of this post, or follow the link here: Charlie Rose.
See also: Revenge of the Electric Car (Movie Review)
The old guard and the new guard of the automotive industry share their thinking with Charlie. Both are convinced the future is electric.