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"I am a car guy" – Biden makes the tires squeal on the electric Hummer

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A US president is rarely behind the wheel himself. But when Joe Biden visited General Motors, he couldn’t hold back. He was particularly fond of one lobster.

Usually US President Joe Biden is chauffeured, on Wednesday the self-confessed car fan stepped on the gas: Biden used the visit to a General Motors plant for electric vehicles in Detroit to do a lap in an electrically powered Hummer – the angular off-road vehicle with a prototype the military has cult status for many Americans. A video from the station C-Span shows how the president starts with screeching tires. When he comes to a stop at the journalist’s, he jokingly asks: “Does anyone want to jump in the back? On the roof?” Biden wrote on Twitter about his joyride: “Like I said, I’m a car guy.”

Speaking at the plant, Biden recalled that his father had worked as a car dealer for a while. The President is also the proud owner of a vintage Corvette from 1967, which he said he received as a present for his first wedding. Biden again agreed on Wednesday to convert the entire fleet of the federal government to electric drive. Climate protection is one of the US President’s top priorities.

Biden campaigned in Detroit for the recently passed package of laws to modernize infrastructure in the United States. Around 550 billion US dollars (476 billion euros) of new investments in infrastructure are planned over the next few years. Electromobility is also to be expanded. In total – including previously budgeted funds – the package is worth more than one trillion US dollars. The legislative package is one of the core domestic political projects during Biden’s tenure.

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