General Motors Donates 12 Chevy Volts For Good Cause

AUG 14 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 6

MBAs Across America

MBAs Across America

According to the Detroit Free Press, “a nonprofit called MBAs Across America, which has 32 MBA students from six different universities criss-crossing the nation this summer, working with young companies in 25 cities” has received a dozen Chevrolet Volts, which were donated by General Motors.

GM CEO Mary Barra was contacted by the non-profit.  As it turned out, the non-profit wasn’t seeking money, but rather more reliable transportation.

In stepped General Motors with 12 Volts.

Quoting Barra:

“And as it turned out,they weren’t asking for money. They were asking for help with transportation, which was a huge opportunity for us to do something that’s not only great for the communities involved, but also we’re able to showcase some technology, so we’ve provided Volts.”

Michael Baker, a co-founders of MBAs Across America, commented:

“One of the most exciting moments so far in the program was receiving the call from Detroit a few months ago that GM was donating the Volts.”

So, if you see a group of Volts crossing the country, they might well belong to MBAs Across America.  For more on this non-profit, click here.

Source: Freep

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6 Comments on "General Motors Donates 12 Chevy Volts For Good Cause"

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Very cool. I hope they’re not always just “crossing the country” though, but doing local routes as well.

The Volt is best suited for those 40-60 mile daily driving patterns.

I can just imagine MBA’s arriving in more than a few states, in a Volt, saying “we’ve got just the plan”.

This is sure to be a learning experience ;).

Maybe GM should’ve sent ELRs instead. (I hear they’ve got a few extra.)

Look at those grins!

Speaking of students and Volts a used Volt makes the perfect car gift for the perennially cash-strapped college student. It allows them to come home to have their laundry done and to go on Spring Break. 🙂

Odd choice of a nonprofit to donate too. There are many struggling nonprofits in the US that are doing actual charitable work.

Actually a smart move. Let the MBA’s test drive a Volt and once they’re done with the program they’ll likely land a high paying job where they can afford to buy their own Volt or ELR. Apple used a similar hook in the past by donating Macs to high schools and colleges.

NPNS! SBF!
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