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On May 18, President Joe Biden made an unscheduled stop at a Ford Motor Co. test track outside of Detroit, where he hopped into the company’s new all-electric F-150 pickup truck and drove a lap.
“This sucker is fast,” Biden said after stopping in front of accompanying reporters.
BIDEN ALL EVs: âThe future is electric,â he told the Ford plant.
âI’m just going to walk on it. I’ll go down to 80 miles per hour. OK, let’s go. Ready? âHe said, before hitting the gas – er, the accelerator – in the truck and rushing across the track.
Biden said in conversation with an unidentified Ford official that the new truck, dubbed the “Lightning,” accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.3 or 4.4 seconds – a figure which the responsible, has not yet been revealed.
âI should be quiet,â Biden joked.
Ford will publicly launch the truck on May 19. Biden visited the company’s new Red Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich., To promote its infrastructure plan, which would invest billions of dollars in the development of electric cars in the United States.
President Biden tests Ford’s new electric F-150 on track pic.twitter.com/ICAlHtpLrW
– Mario Parker (@MarioDParker) May 18, 2021
The White House did not announce the stop on the test track until Biden arrived. US Presidents rarely have the opportunity to drive themselves vehicles while in office, out of concern for their safety and security.
In remarks to the factory, Biden bragged about being a “car guy.” The President owns a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray.
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