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U.S. Government Buying 116 Plug-In Electrics, Including 101 Chevrolet Volts
Motor Trend ^ | 5/24/11

Posted on 05/24/2011 1:01:25 PM PDT by markomalley

In an attempt to go green, the U.S. government will be purchasing 116 new plug-in electric vehicles for use in the federal fleet — but according to The Detroit News, the majority of that order consists of 2012 Chevrolet Volts.

By the start of 2012, the General Services Administration, which oversees the purchase of two-thirds of the federal fleet, will take delivery of 101 new Volts, 10 Nissan Leafs, and five Think City EV plug-in electric vehicles. While the purchase will help to reduce the agency’s carbon footprint, it will not increase the size of the federal fleet, as the GSA buys approximately 65,000 new vehicles every year.

The electric vehicles will be given to 20 different agencies in Detroit, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., where the government will also install charging stations for federal use. The report is not clear on whether or not the charging stations will also be open to the public.

(Excerpt) Read more at wot.motortrend.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: electriccars; globalwarming; gm; governmentmotors; govtmotors; leaf; nissan; thinkcity; volt
In an attempt to go green prop up Government Motors, the U.S. government will be purchasing 116 new plug-in electric vehicles for use in the federal fleet

Fixed it...

1 posted on 05/24/2011 1:01:26 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I hope a lot of government garages burn down!


2 posted on 05/24/2011 1:04:42 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: markomalley

Somebody has to buy that crap. Might as well be the government. They can use somebody else’s money to pay for this crap.


3 posted on 05/24/2011 1:05:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: markomalley

And the electricity for these vehicles? Provided by fossil fuels, of course.


4 posted on 05/24/2011 1:06:19 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: markomalley
Show of hands for those who didn't see this coming...

Waiting,
waiting,
still waiting...

5 posted on 05/24/2011 1:09:18 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: markomalley

Have these vehicles been given road hump clearance tests?


6 posted on 05/24/2011 1:16:33 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: markomalley

Well, ain’t that special. Proof that Obama is an idiot.


7 posted on 05/24/2011 1:22:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: markomalley

Your tax money being flushed for political agenda # 5,678...


8 posted on 05/24/2011 1:34:56 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: markomalley

FUBO!


9 posted on 05/24/2011 1:36:06 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: markomalley

No one else is buying Volts why not the idiots in the federal government?


10 posted on 05/24/2011 1:37:35 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: markomalley

65,000 new vehicles every year.

Out of control.


11 posted on 05/24/2011 1:39:51 PM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: markomalley
The Assclown and your tax money......
12 posted on 05/24/2011 1:40:53 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: markomalley

Somebody’s gotta buy ‘em, I guess.

I saw one on the road for the first time the other day. Not too many of them around here in the burbs north of Dallas.


13 posted on 05/24/2011 1:42:14 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

OHB: "I can't believe it's so quiet. Almost as if it's not running at all."

GM flack: "It's not sir, we're still on the conveyor."

14 posted on 05/24/2011 1:52:55 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: onedoug

“And the electricity for these vehicles? Provided by fossil fuels, of course.”

Coal produces 2.1 lbs of co2 for kwh. The Volt uses 10.4 kwh...GM advertises ‘up to 40 miles’ per charge...but Consumer Reports got around 25. So, around 2.4 miles per kwh, or 0.88 lbs co2 per mile.

A gallon of gasoline makes around 20 lbs of co2. So, if your car gets better than 23 mpg, you are more ‘green’ than a Volt owner....assuming you believe in global warming.

So, the premise of the story that the government is being more ‘green’ is false in more than one way. Really, the headline should read:

“Government uses junk science to justify paying double for lemon cars, in order to prop up union supporters. American middle class stuck with the bill”.

btw, try to explain this to a liberal, and they’ll just tell you we need to stop burning coal...they have mounted the goal post on wheels for ease of movement.


15 posted on 05/24/2011 1:57:24 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Somebody has to buy that crap. Might as well be the government
It is our money they are buying the cr@p with. Maybe they will use them in the military police to chase AWOLs - of course that would depend on how far the AWOLs went before the gov. electric car DIED!


16 posted on 05/24/2011 2:25:44 PM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

17 posted on 05/24/2011 3:00:41 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: lacrew
and don't forget electric cars like volts and prius' use nickel batteries and making a prius causes more pollution than making a hummer A Prius Causes More Pollution than a Hummer
18 posted on 05/24/2011 3:12:15 PM PDT by edzo4 (You call us the 'Party Of No', I call us the resistance.)
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To: onedoug

And the electricity for these vehicles?

They’re also using our tax money to build charging stations for them.


19 posted on 05/24/2011 3:13:02 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Only way these $41 Grand, which in 3 yrs will be worth $17G can be sold. I’d not have one if you gave it to me. It WOULD burn down my 45 year old home. We are at max electric capacity now. We’d have to rewire the whole house.


20 posted on 05/24/2011 4:01:03 PM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: GailA

oh well! Just another stove outlet in your garage.


21 posted on 05/24/2011 4:29:39 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

If you could build a car the size of a 1963 Caddy with 3 batteries, solar panels in the roof and trunk lid, a small motor to power an on board generator and a computer to manage the batteries, switching from one to the next at a certain run down point and a plug in to 110AC to charge every thing overnight you would NOT be allowed to sell in the USA. So there, come a long ways ain’t we Barney.


22 posted on 05/24/2011 4:42:51 PM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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