“This sucker is something else,” Biden said after he pulled up to the group of reporters who watched him drive the new electric vehicle.
President Biden floored it behind the wheel of an electric Hummer today in Michigan. pic.twitter.com/BOQpqiBlhE
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) November 17, 2021
The 2022 Edition 1 model of the electric Hummer pickup version goes on sale this fall with a price tag of $112,595.
The president drove around with GM CEO Mary Barra in the passenger seat, at one point revving the engine and squealing the tires.
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 17, 2021
“He's a very good driver,” Barra said after the test drive.
Biden said he did not know how fast he got the vehicle up to, claiming he did not have time to look at the speedometer.
“This is three times as heavy as my Corvette and three times as fast,” he said.
Cheaper models of the electric vehicle will be put on the market next year, and the cheapest version is nearly $80,000.
The president visited a General Motors factory to promote electric vehicles and celebrate the passage of his $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes funding for electric vehicle charging stations.
“It's good to be back in Detroit. And that Hummer is one hell of a vehicle,” Biden said during his remarks. “Zero to 60 in three seconds. Whoa!”
Biden praised Barra for investing in the Detroit factory, ignoring GM's announcement in April they would invest $1 billion into their factories in Mexico to produce electric vehicles.
“Mary, you are an incredible leader. You really are,” he said.