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Bob Lutz is a smooth talker. Trust us, we've seen it time and time again as he's been working on making the Chevy Volt a reality. Still, Stephen Colbert can fluster pretty much anyone, including GM's Vice Chairman of Global Product Development, and it's a lot of fun to watch. Lutz was on the Comedy Central's satirical comedy show The Colbert Report last night and had to pause a few times when the faux right-wing Colbert asked him surprising questions. For example, isn't the Volt just an admissio

You may have seen an ad or two by "The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Industry" lately. With price reaching $120 a barrel and $4 a gallon, the monopoly fuel for transportation in the U.S. apparently feels the need to do a little explaining. A spokesmodel on TV tells us there's enough oil here to fuel 60 million cars for 60 years (if only we let the oil companies go get it.) A voice on radio suggests we stop knocking oil companies because they are us; we all own a piece (through our pens

Corn plus magic equals gasoline. That's how Stephen Colbert calculates the way ethanol is made. On the Colbert Report last night, the ethanol vs. biofuels debate that we just can't help but hear about everywhere we turn was the subject of The Wørd. The best way to experience this four-minute comedy bit is to hit the jump for the video, but if you're in a hurry, here's the short version: ethanol is the best way for us to feel like we're being green without sacrificing any of our creature c