Chevy Volt

President Obama says he'll buy a Chevy Volt after his presidency ends

Will President Obama's promise help the fledgling Volt brand?

It seems the Chevy Volt has been primarily associated with political banter opposed to automotive news as of late. Whether it was Newt Gingrich’s absurd assertion that Volt was too wimpy to handle a gun rack or Republicans accusing the Obama administration of hiding the Volt’s fire risks, the Volt has become a political target. Despite the negative political attitude toward the Volt, the electric vehicle does have one supporter: President Obama. The President told a crowd at the United Auto Workers conference on Tuesday that he intends on purchasing a Chevy Volt when he leaves office. According to President Obama he will by a new Volt after his second term in office.

"I got to get inside a brand-new Chevy Volt fresh off the line — even though Secret Service wouldn't let me drive it," said President Obama. "But I liked sitting in it. It was nice. I'll bet it drives real good. And five years from now, when I'm not president any more, I'll buy one and drive it myself. Yes, that's right."

President Obama’s statement was greeted with thunderous applause, likely due to his insinuation of his reelection. The President also managed to take a swipe to Mitt Romney who opposed the auto bailout.

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