HolyCoast: GE: You WILL Drive a Chevy Volt

Thursday, February 23, 2012

GE: You WILL Drive a Chevy Volt

Good luck with all that:
A memo leaked to Green Car Reports lays out GE’s plans for their new fleet of Volts, and as expected, it has some people crying foul.

The memo, sent to employees of GE Healthcare Americas team explains that all sedan, crossover, and minivan purchases in 2012 will be replaced by the Chevy Volt. Only field engineers are excepted from having to drive a company Volt.
GE will offer estimates for installation Level 2 Charging Stations, though all-gas use will be allowed when there is no electric option. Any employees who opt out of the Volt program will not be compensated for their expenses. Those who do choose to drive the Volt will be reimbursed for public charging and home charging costs, in addition to gas uses.
Is this what you would call "punishing" someone with a Chevy Volt, kind of the way Obama describes a woman as being "punished" with a baby?

1 comment:

Larry said...

Chevy is desperate to sell Volts so they can offset the fleetwide mpg numbers and keep making their cash-cows like pickup trucks, SUV's and the Corvette.

-UAW helps Obama with campaign cash (and vice-versa with the bailout)

-Obama helps GE via crony capitalism

-GE helps UAW by buying Volts

The GE mandate to buy Volts is just a game of pass your trash.