In the latest installment of the Butterfly Effect we look at how mining the key ingredient in electric cars could end up enriching potential enemies of America, and force another round of innovation to build an even newer kind of battery.
Bob Lutz, the controversial vice chairman of General Motors sat down with me to discuss social media on his company and on business. I was told it was the first time he had ever done an exclusive interview on the topic.
As a board member on the Fortune 3 company, Lutz began blogging on GM FastLane in early 2005.
Yes, you read that correctly. The Chevy Volt, GM's hybrid electric darling, hasn't even rolled off production lines yet and already the automaker is planning an all-electric version. The hybrid Volt is expected to be released this fall for $40,000.