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  • Embassies Facing Security Cuts Waste Money on Chevy Volts

    10/03/2012 10:50:08 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies ^ | Tue, 10/02/2012 - 13:00 | Peter Flaherty
    The U.S. military's newspaper, Stars & Stripes, recently reported that the Pentagon is buying Chevy Volts in a 1,500 electric-vehicle purchase, as part of the Defense Department's "green initiatives," which seek to reduce the country's dependence on foreign energy sources. A recent Congressional Budget Office study challenged the assumption that electric vehicles have any impact on such dependence, prompting the question of why the government is spending money this way. Against the backdrop of the attack on our embassy in Benghazi, and looming embassy security cuts due to sequestration, it appears politics and ideology are trumping common sense.A little poking...
  • Pulling the plug: State says electric car is illegal (MA)

    08/01/2008 7:05:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies · 1,548+ views ^ | 7/31/2008 | By John P. Kelly
    Owners’ effort to go green suffers blackout HINGHAM — Greenhouse gases and melting polar ice caps were never pressing concerns for Hingham carpenter Ben Burnham. Still, Burnham found himself buying an electric-powered ZAP Xebra last month to do his small part for the environment. The three-wheeled vehicle has become a neighborhood oddity, a futuristic looking pickup truck with no tailpipe and a row of batteries instead of a gas tank. Drivers point cell phone cameras at Burnham as he zips nonchalantly past $4.19-a-gallon gas pumps, albeit at a top speed of 40 mph. But the state has put the...