Leaf Jolting Volt In EV Popularity Contest Part Deux: The IPhone Boogaloo
June 7th, 2010 6:24 PM Share
Wait, Steve Jobs is signing up for an EV at the rollout of the new iPhone? Is the zen master of Silicon Valley a Volt guy or a Leaf lover?
Surprised? Clearly Jobs doesn’t give a shit about GM’s forthcoming IPO, even though millions of his tax dollars are (presumably) hanging in the balance. The sad truth is that GM probably could have been embraced by the healing power of the Apple brand… if only it hadn’t gone to Google for phone integration on its next-gen OnStar system. D’oh!
On the other hand, the sooner car people get over their self-defeating obsession with the iPhone, the better.
Published June 7th, 2010 6:24 PM
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