President Joe Biden gave a seal of approval to a GMC electric Hummer pickup at a General Motors plant Wednesday in Detroit.
Cameras captured Biden taking the white Hummer EV for a test drive. After climbing into the car with three passengers — all masked up — he drove slowly before going heavy on the gas. The president eventually floored it several times, finally hitting the brakes to bring the car to a stop in front of a group of photographers.
“Anybody wanna jump in the back?” Biden jokingly asked the journalists. “On the roof?”
The president then raved about the car, especially the steering and acceleration.
When one of the passengers was later asked about POTUS’ driving skills, she responded, “He’s a very good driver.”
Quizzed about how fast he was able to drive the vehicle, Biden told reporters, “I don’t know. I didn’t look.” Someone joked that he had to keep his eyes on the road.
“This is three times as heavy as my Corvette, and three times as fast,” Biden remarked, clearly impressed with the Hummer.
The president traveled to Detroit to discuss his administration’s newly signed bipartisan infrastructure bill, which includes funding for Michigan to rebuild bridges, roads and improve public transportation.
The test drive comes as Biden rides high after signing the $1.2 trillion bill.
A total of $550 billion will be spent on federal investment in infrastructure over a five year period. This includes roads and bridges, mass transit and waterways. Some of the money will also go to upgrading the nation’s broadband infrastructure. An unspecified amount will be spent to improve water and electric grids.