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.
You all know I'm a car guy.
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. pic.twitter.com/Zlddr6B3RM
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 14, 2022
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.
This tweet sent me through a spiral!
1. Uh… that's a V8.
2. Alt-Text "electric corvette"
3. Wait what!? 🤯
4. Googles it. It's a V8… https://t.co/WJ1ou2Nwrb
— Engineering Explained (@jasonfenske13) September 15, 2022
this is like making a post promoting veganism and it’s benefits & attaching a pic of me eating ribs 😭😭 https://t.co/83NbLbI52y
— ausman 🦭 (@Ausmans__) September 15, 2022
Ummmm… someone should tell him… https://t.co/9fTZ2m3uYh
— BlackPanthaa's 🧠 (@BlackPanthaaYT) September 15, 2022
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