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Greening Up the Military: Pentagon Purchasing Chevy Volts

DanTheTEAMan Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 9:37 AM
Good point - remember the Dems griping endlessly about government contracts with Halliburton under Bush 43? Never mind that Halliburton was the only company that could handle the Iraq situation.

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...