Thomas Edison and Bob Lutz share an awkward moment

Jan 14, 2013

At the unveiling of the all-electric VIA Motors truck, former auto exec Bob Lutz held a conversation with a holographic presentation of Thomas Edison.

VIA Motors is a privately held electric vehicle development and manufacturing company. The company is working to develop a purely electric truck under the VTRUX brand name.

Edison, the father of modern day electricity, once famously said, “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”

During the unveiling of the VIA electric truck, the holographic Edison said these words as well, but the conversation between the two was not without its awkward moments.

Like when it was time for them to said goodbye to one another. That's the moment I caught on tape: