Biden Test Drives Hummer EV in Detroit, Calls it ‘One Hell of a Vehicle’ [VIDEO]
President Joe Biden on Wednesday visited Factory Zero, General Motors’ electric vehicle plant in Detroit, Michigan.
As part of the electric vehicle factory tour, Biden test drove a Hummer electric vehicle, putting the large SUV through a short acceleration test.
Biden was at the plant alongside GM CEO Mary Barra, United Auto Workers President Ray Curry, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and members of Michigan’s Congressional delegation and more, to launch the new $2.2 billion Factory Zero Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, the American automaker’s second EV plant in North America.
Check out the video of Biden driving the Hummer EV below:
According to Detroit News, the President called the Hummer EV “one hell of a vehicle” and was amazed at its speed.
“Anyone want to jump in the back, or on the roof?,” joked the President with reporters and attendees. “This sucker’s something else!”
GM is investing $35 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles worldwide through 2025 and plans to debut 30 new electric models by 2025, according to Barra.
The Factory Zero Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center is currently making pre-production GMC Hummer EV pickups, set to delivery by the end of 2021. Also being assembled at the plant–expected to employ 2,000 workers when fully operational–is the new Chevy Silverado EV.