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Greening Up the Military: Pentagon Purchasing Chevy Volts

mary964 Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 9:28 AM
Headline: "American Taxpayers Getting Up Early And Comin Home Late Working Hard To Buy Chevy Volt Cars For The Pentagon". The Pentagon does not buy cars, so lets be clear about that.

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...