President Joe Biden, a car enthusiast who owns a classic Corvette, highlighted his administration’s efforts to promote electric vehicles during a visit to the Detroit auto show on Wednesday.
However, the Democratic president hopped into the driver’s seat of a bright orange Chevrolet Corvette Z06 — which begins at $106,000 and is not an EV — and fired up its engine alongside GM CEO Mary Barra.
“You all know I’m a car guy,” Biden tweeted this week. “Today I visited the Detroit Auto Show and saw firsthand the electric vehicles that give me so many reasons to be optimistic about our future.”
The 2023 Corvette Z06 is a combustion engine-powered sports car with a fuel mileage of 13 miles per gallon, which directly contradicts Biden’s stated goal in the tweet.
Naturally, the tweet caused a flurry of responses on the internet.
“Such a car guy, you don’t even know that’s a gas-powered Corvette,” one user said.
“Is this the same guy that can’t found then exit door at any event he attends?” another netizen argued.
While Biden has received a lot of negative attention this week, we must all give him credit for the recent surge in electric car battery and assembly facility announcements. Also, Biden’s infrastructure package for 2021 includes $5 billion over five years to assist states in developing a network of EV charging stations.
In Detroit, Biden was set to unveil the first $900 million across infrastructure funding for the construction of EV chargers along 53,000 miles of the nation’s highway system in 35 states.
Furthermore, the Inflation Reduction Act, which Biden signed into law last month, would make EVs far more cheap through tax relief.
Since he is contributing to environmental causes, perhaps we shouldn’t hold Biden or his social media team responsible for this error.