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    Re: GE backs off plan to buy 25,000 EVs

    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    I had a company car in my first job out of college. The new employees were the "worker bees" with company cars that did all of the running for the company. Most of us didn't have the money to buy houses so we lived in apartments. There was no place to plug anything in at the apartments. The few of us who owned entry level houses usually didn't have garages and those that had garages sure didn't put a company car in them. With the company car outside in the "big city", a charging cord would have been stolen before daylight. An electric car for the typical company car is not practical.
    Could be that alright. A guy/gal could do worse than the Volt even if they're running it all-gas

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    Re: GE backs off plan to buy 25,000 EVs

    Makes sense that truck company vehicles should be propane rather than electric. I don't see a problem with that nor do I see the purpose of the article.

    Not every vehicle can be electric as we knew that going in.

    Ge top executives should be driving tesla s sedans though... Now that's another cool statement to make...

    Volt for the workers and telsa s sedans for management!

    Propane trucks for the workers as well.

    That natural gas development would also free our country on imports of mid east oil.

    Many different solutions will be the future...

    Some electric, some natural gas...some diesel, some gas.

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    Re: GE backs off plan to buy 25,000 EVs

    Quote Originally Posted by Downandout View Post
    To be fair though, why would an employee go home and plug his company car into his household electricity when he can just use his fuel card instead. Heck, he may not even have a electric vehicle plug.

    Maybe a pure electric vehicle is better as a fleet car, that way the employee is forced to charge the car instead of relying on free fuel.
    I work with GE on a daily basis. Most of the guy's who have Volts love them. GE gives them a credit for charging them at home and provides chargers at office sites. It's not a bad deal as most of the guy's who use them are sales guys or TA's.

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    Re: GE backs off plan to buy 25,000 EVs

    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    I had a company car in my first job out of college. The new employees were the "worker bees" with company cars that did all of the running for the company. Most of us didn't have the money to buy houses so we lived in apartments. There was no place to plug anything in at the apartments. The few of us who owned entry level houses usually didn't have garages and those that had garages sure didn't put a company car in them. With the company car outside in the "big city", a charging cord would have been stolen before daylight. An electric car for the typical company car is not practical.
    I would hope that at a company called "General Electric" there would be some opportunities to charge at work...
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    Re: GE backs off plan to buy 25,000 EVs

    Quote Originally Posted by spd98 View Post
    I work with GE on a daily basis. Most of the guy's who have Volts love them. GE gives them a credit for charging them at home and provides chargers at office sites. It's not a bad deal as most of the guy's who use them are sales guys or TA's.
    Thank you for the insight.

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    Re: GE backs off plan to buy 25,000 EVs

    Quote Originally Posted by JBsZ06 View Post
    Makes sense that truck company vehicles should be propane rather than electric. I don't see a problem with that nor do I see the purpose of the article.

    Not every vehicle can be electric as we knew that going in.

    Ge top executives should be driving tesla s sedans though... Now that's another cool statement to make...

    Volt for the workers and telsa s sedans for management!

    Propane trucks for the workers as well.

    That natural gas development would also free our country on imports of mid east oil.

    Many different solutions will be the future...

    Some electric, some natural gas...some diesel, some gas.
    Trucks should be natural gas, not propane. Propane is refined from crude oil.

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    Re: GE backs off plan to buy 25,000 EVs

    Quote Originally Posted by Z16monte View Post
    Trucks should be natural gas, not propane. Propane is refined from crude oil.
    Propane is a gas and is a componet of "natural gas" along with methane, ethane and butane.

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    Re: GE backs off plan to buy 25,000 EVs

    Quote Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
    I would hope that at a company called "General Electric" there would be some opportunities to charge at work...
    There are! Here's the EV/PHEV parking area at GE's Innovation Center facility outside Minneapolis:
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    Re: GE backs off plan to buy 25,000 EVs

    Quote Originally Posted by roy219 View Post
    There are! Here's the EV/PHEV parking area at GE's Innovation Center facility outside Minneapolis:
    That looks way cool.
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    Re: GE backs off plan to buy 25,000 EVs

    Propane is also 3x times as expensive as natural gas.. unless you live next to a refinery.

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