Fortune Brainstorm Podcast: GM CEO Dan Akerson

May 17, 2013, 2:33 PM UTC
Stuart Isett—Fortune Brainstorm Green

Each Fortune conference — from Brainstorm Green, Brainstorm Tech, to the Most Powerful Women Summit, and the Global Forum — yields fascinating conversations with the best and brightest minds in business.

Fortune wants to make it even easier for you to eavesdrop. The Fortune Brainstorm podcast is a weekly show that features recorded conversations from Fortune’s live events.

At Brainstorm Green this year, General Motors (GM) CEO Dan Akerson spoke about some of his company’s high-tech, environmentally friendly cars in the pipeline. GM is obviously a tech-centric company — this week it even opened a new data center in Michigan to keep its IT in house — and is making really impressive cars. But making impressive cars doesn’t necessarily translate into more butts in GM seats. If electric cars really are the future, does the company have what it takes to make a sexy green automobile?

Fortune deputy tech editor Matt Vella and senior editor-at-large Brian Dumaine weigh in.

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