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Electric vehicle firm hires DOE official after receiving millions in federal funds
#1
Atlas Shrugged right before our eyes.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/...receiving/

A former top Energy Department official has taken a position on the board of a company that received millions in taxpayer money from the department through a stimulus program that has come under criticism from Congress and independent watchdogs.

San Francisco-based ECOtality announced in a July 9 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it has appointed Brandon Hurlbut, former chief of staff for recently departed Energy Secretary Steven Chu, to its board.

Hurlbut led DOE's transition from Chu to current Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. He also served as the White House's deputy director of cabinet affairs and worked for President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign.

Hurlbut marks a high profile addition to a roster of political connections that helped ECOtality secure more than $100 million in taxpayer financing for its electric vehicle charging stations.

ECOtality secured a $99.8 million award in 2009 to install nearly 15,000 electric vehicle chargers throughout the country. The contract was integral to the president's stated goal of getting a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015.
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#2
What, me conflict of interest?

To paraphrase Alfred E. Neuman.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW
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#3
Sweet. I'm so glad we bought charging stations for electric vehicles that don't exist. Cronyism at its finest. When I'm unfortunate enough to go to NYC for work I take the train from Hamilton NJ. The top floor of the parking structure has tons of "electric vehicle" charging / parking stations. I've never seen any of them occupied.
LostCyborg, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Jun 2013.

You wouldn't be able to run as many people over with that car if it didn't drive as far. It should only have a 10 gallon fuel tank.
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Our local Best Buy has some spaces reserved for "Fuel Efficient Vehicles" that are normally empty, except when the store parks their Geek Squad vans there.
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#5
And you have to love how the few electric cars that have made it to market only have a range of like 200 miles tops (if not much less), so people who choose one are completely reliant on being able to plug the thing in somewhere after driving it one way. Anything over 100 miles round trip is risking getting stranded somewhere.
LostCyborg, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Jun 2013.

You wouldn't be able to run as many people over with that car if it didn't drive as far. It should only have a 10 gallon fuel tank.
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