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Greening Up the Military: Pentagon Purchasing Chevy Volts

DanTheTEAMan Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 9:34 AM
So let me get this straight - taxpayer money will be spent for the military to obtain cars that were SUBSIDIZED BY THE TAXPAYER?! We're getting billed twice, yes?
David70 Wrote: Sep 15, 2012 8:02 AM
And Government Motors owes the tax payers 42 billion we are likely to never see as Government Motors again approaches bankruptcy.
Corndog2 Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 9:41 AM

GM's Chevy Volt sales are pathetic, so the government is stepping in to give the failing car a boost.

The Pentagon is buying Chevrolet Volts to help “green up” the military—while propping up sales of the bailed-out automaker’s most politicized car.

The Department of Defense began purchasing the struggling luxury electric car, which retails at $40,000, this summer as part of its goal to purchase 1,500 such green vehicles. The Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, Calif. purchased its first two Volts in July, and 18 more vehicles will come shortly to Joint...