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Taxpayers to get charged as Pentagon buys up Chevy Volts

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/09/12 17:16:43

The Chevy Volt, the plug-in car that has been plagued by sluggish sales and mounting losses since General Motors rolled it out in 2010, has one deep-pocketed customer: the Pentagon.

The Department of Defense is planning to purchase 1,500 electric cars including Volts as part of its effort to make the military more environmentally friendly. But given the federal government’s bailout of Chevy maker General Motors, President Obama’s praise of the Volt and the car’s long-running problems, the federal purchase is likely to become the latest controversy in the Volt’s short life.

The vehicle has been forced to suspend production twice this year and will again suspend production later this month after only 2,831 were sold last month.

The General Services Administration bought 100 Volts in 2011 for various agencies.


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  • SickOfBigGov 2012/09/12 17:45:29 (edited)
    SickOfBigGov
    +1
    Yippee..BOHICA....We get to buy the cars that we didn't want in the first place..bail out Part 2...Bravo. This has to be one of the best swindles since ummm...MF Global? (but that's another story).
  • Son Of Anubis™ 2012/09/12 17:36:55
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    Ah there goes Barry again 'bailing out' GM....so much for 'saving' the auro industry, and anyway if any of that credit should be given it should go to Bush (The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) is a program of the United States government to purchase assets and equity from financial institutions to strengthen its financial sector that was signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush on October 3, 2008. It was a component of the government's measures in 2008 )

    Anyway can't wait to see how much this will cost the 'Government' - meaning taxpayers

    Also since the DoD is so worried about the environment....I wonder when the new electric Abrams M1A1 will be coming out, since this 'sink' uses 3 gallons of gas/diesel for every mile it travels. A year in the average life of an Abrams uses as much fuel and produces as much pollution etc as those 1500 cars if they were fuel efficient that they would use in a year.
  • Nameless 2012/09/12 17:20:04
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    Good. We need to support our auto industry an help it get on track.
  • SickOfB... Nameless 2012/09/12 17:43:13
    SickOfBigGov
    +1
    Bugalony...Ford is doing just fine....GM is a gift to the unions for their support $$$$ to Obama's election campaign....some might even call it 'crony capitalism', ever heard of it.

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