Innovation and inertia may not be opposites in a dictionary but they are in reality. Consumers stay away from innovative products, preferring to stay where they are. But this is not the only obstacle facing hybrid cars, especially GM's Volt, which Fox news commentators have used to criticize Obama.
As reported by Joe Nocera of the NYTImes: "It's nuts," said Bob Lutz, the politically conservative GM executive responsible for the Volt. "There are so many legitimate things to criticize Obama about. It it inexplicable that the right would feel the need to tell lies about the Volt to attack the president."
The Volt has been named the Car of the Year in Europe.