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Former president George H.W. Bush jumps on the Volt bandwagon

The Chevrolet Volt has been battered and bruised over the course of the past six months. The vehicle has weathered an NHTSA investigation into fires, attacks from the members of the media, and production slowdowns. However, General Motors is now touting that the plug-in hybrid had its best sales ever during the month of March.
According to Bloomberg, over 2,000 Volts were sold during the month, surpassing the previous high of 1,529 units in December 2011. GM also claims that it sold over 100,000 vehicles during the month that have an EPA rating of 30 mpg or better. Rather conveniently, GM only cites the highway rating instead of the combined rating to reach that 100,000 figure -- the EPA combined rating takes into account both city and highway fuel economy and is closer to what most drivers will see in the real world.
"GM's strategic investments in four-cylinder and turbocharged engines, advanced transmissions and vehicle electrification have been very well timed," said Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. "Three years ago, about 16 percent of the vehicles GM sold achieved at least 30 mpg on the highway. Today, that number is about 40 percent, and we have more new fuel-economy leaders on the way."

Former President George H.W. Bush bought a new Chevy Volt for his son, Neil Bush
In other Volt news, former Republican President George H.W. Bush bought a Chevrolet Volt. Fox News reports that the former president bought his son, Neil Bush, a Volt for his birthday.
In February, current President Barack Obama promised that he would buy a Chevrolet Volt once he leaves office. "Five years from now when I'm not president anymore, I'll buy one and drive it myself," said President Obama in a speech to members of the United Auto Workers in late February.
The Chevrolet Volt has a base MSRP of $39,145 before a $7,500 tax credit and can travel for up to 36 miles on battery power alone.

Sources: Bloomberg, Fox News, General Motors

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RE: Of course
By Reclaimer77 on 4/3/2012 9:29:35 PM , Rating: 1

Bush left Obama with a $440 billion dollar deficit. Not great at all, but good grief, Obama tripled that in ONE YEAR. And you're saying Bush is an example of how bad things can get? What's the deficit now, TSS?

If you vote democrat next year, the 2013 federal budget will have a $1.8 trillion deficit. If you vote Republican, the budget will have a $2 trillion deficit. What is the logical conclusion?

There's never been a single Republican Administration in the history of planet Earth who came anywhere NEAR deficits of that amount. What logical basis are you making such an assumption from?

I'd love to discuss my political mindset, the idea of compromise i have. I don't even trust ron paul since he's sided with the republicans

Great sense of compromise there lol. So if you side with Republicans on something, you cannot trust them. The irony. Do you know what "compromise" even means?

By the way your spelling, punctuation, and grammar are far too poor for you to be coming off this smug and condescending. If you want to take the intellectual high ground, come at me with something higher than a 4'th grade writing level please.

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