Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Auto Task Force Members Test Drive Chevy Volt

Well What did the Auto Task Force Think? Has anyone seen an interview with the " Auto Task Force"?

Auto Task Force Members to Test Drive Chevy Volt

Task force members will begin their day with a tour of GM's sprawling tech center, followed by a tour of Chrysler's nearby Warren Truck plant, where the new Dodge Ram pickup is put together.

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Obama administration's autos task force will test drive the Chevrolet Volt rechargeable electric car and tour a Chrysler LLC pickup truck factory when they visit the Detroit area on Monday, an administration official said Sunday.

Task force members, led by Wall Street financier Steven Rattner and Steelworkers union official Ron Bloom, also will meet with United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger and other top union officials, and they will sit down with senior General Motors Corp. and Chrysler executives, said the official, who asked not to be identified because the schedule has not been made public.

GM and Chrysler are living on $17.4 billion in government loans approved by the Bush administration last year, and they have asked for a total of $39 billion. Obama appointed the task force to review the automakers' viability plans and decide if they should get additional aid....More

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