EnerG2 adds Chevy Volt champion Lutz to board

Bob Lutz, a champion of the Chevy Volt, joined the board of Energ2.

Bob Lutz, a champion of the Chevy Volt, joined the board of Energ2.

EnerG2 announced Thursday that it would add automotive executive Robert Lutz to its board of directors.

As vice chairman at General Motors, Lutz helped introduce the Chevrolet Volt and even after leaving GM in 2010, continued to act as the car's loudest champion.

EnerG2, which opened a manufacturing facility in Albany in February, makes nano-structured materials for next-generations batteries.

"I’m a big believer in EnerG2 because I’m a big believer in the future of vehicle drive train electrification," Lutz said in a press release. "Right now, energy storage technologies have limitations for the automotive industry, but breakthroughs in materials innovation and manufacturing at EnerG2 will help accelerate performance and lower cost."

Lutz’s automotive career has spanned five decades and has included senior leadership positions at GM, Ford, Chrysler and BMW.

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