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To: Kellis91789

I’ll tell you how Obama was involved in the Volt. He gave lots of money to GE, and Bush didn’t


37 posted on 04/19/2012 1:43:04 PM PDT by MondoQueen
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To: MondoQueen

GE has bought a few Volts as fleet vehicles, but all fleet sales including GE only account for 5% of the Volts sold thus far. GE would naturally want to popularize electric vehicles since they build turbines for electric generating plants. Not to mention saving $100/mo in fuel costs per month per fleet vehicle.

GE received $25M in grants from the Obozo stimulus to their Global Research Center, not the division buying Volts.

Sounds like a pretty thin connection to me.

And your assertion that GE received no grant money under Bush is incorrect. I know they received $8M for solar energy research in 2007, plus who knows how much more.

Technology companies get grants to do research all the time, under all administrations.

All of which is beside the point. The point is that the Volt is an excellent vehicle, and Zero had no more to do with it than Bush did — basically, nothing — and neither one deserves any credit for it. For an entirely new design to get 93% “yes, I’d buy it again” in surveys from actual owners is quite an accomplishment. The Porsche 911 only scored 91%.


43 posted on 04/19/2012 4:58:23 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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