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Internet Roasts ‘Car Guy’ Joe Biden for Tweet Mistaking V8 Corvette Z06 for EV

US President Joe Biden spent his time at the Detroit auto show climbing in and out of electric vehicles, claiming the “Great American Road Trip is going to be fully electrified,” and pleasing Corvette fan’s eardrums by revving up the latest Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with all its 5.5-litre flat-plane crank V8 goodness. And somehow, he thought it was an EV? It looks like Joe’s team has been caught falling asleep at the social media wheel, so of course, the internet had to get some jokes off.

Related: This is the all-electric Corvette C8 that’s on the way.

The Detroit auto show is the largest in North America. Notable releases from this year’s show included the 2024 Ford Mustang and a static display of the Corvette Z06, which is most definitely not an EV. You’d assume any respecting ‘Car Guy’ could tell the difference between a flat-plane crank V8 and the dreadful ‘fake’ EV noise coming from the likes of Dodge’s Charger Daytona SRT. Especially Joe Biden who owns a green over tan 1967 Corvette Stingray convertible.

A tweet from the @POTUS Twitter account (below) is going viral as Reuters incorrectly reports that the car Joe is standing next to is the yet-to-be-seen Corvette C8 EV. It is not an EV, but the latest Z06 and the video below should make that clear.

When he wasn’t revving up the Z06, President Biden’s time at the show included a speech where he stated “we’re choosing to build a better America, an America that is confronting the climate crisis, with America’s workers leading the way… I believe we can own the future of the automobile market. I believe we can own the future of manufacturing.”

“American manufacturing is back. Detroit is back. America’s back, and folks, we’re proving it’s never, ever, ever a good bet to bet against the American people.”

In November 2021, Joe Biden announced the approval of the first $900 million portion in U.S. funding to build EV charging stations in 35 states. The funding was announced as part of a $1 trillion infrastructure law, making his stop at the Detroit show all the more important.

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Ben McKimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor's Degree (Media, Technology and the Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the automotive, technology and fashion world. Turning his passion and expertise into a Journalist position at Man of Many where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. Conducting car reviews on both the road and track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology and employing a vast knowledge in the space of fashion and sneakers to his work. One day he hopes to own his own brand.