The Texas Tribune
by Kate Galbraith
June 17, 2013
Amid great fanfare two years ago, Barry Smitherman, then the Public Utility Commission chairman, bought a plug-in Chevrolet Volt. Now the chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas, Smitherman drives a Chevy Suburban.
“I became very disappointed with the technology,” Smitherman said of the Volt, which he traded in after several months. The mileage was not what he had hoped, he said.
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