Americans are enjoying cheap gas prices nationwide, but President Barack Obama warns that it won’t last. Continue Reading...
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President Barack Obama has highlighted government-backed research on car-to-car communication. Continue Reading...
Believe it or not the U.S. Department of Homeland Security does more than just waste travelers’ time at airports, confiscating toothpaste and books of matches. The government organization actually has a hand to play in the presidential limo, which is expected to be replaced by the time our next commander in chief takes office in… Continue Reading...
President Barack Obama called for a 75 percent boost to the U.S. Department of Energy’s research budget today. Continue Reading...
As the 2012 presidential election approaches, candidate Mitt Romney is reiterating his stance on government funding for electric vehicle companies if he’s elected. Continue Reading...
President Obama has been banned from visiting any GM or Chrysler plants during the election and so has Mitt Romney. Continue Reading...
Feeling the political pressure from opponents and the always unpopular spike in gas prices President Obama has fired back at Republicans. “A lot of the folks who are running for a certain office who shall go unnamed, they’ve been talking down new sources of energy,” he said during a speech to students in Maryland. “They… Continue Reading...
In 2008 when President Barack Obama was a senator, he pledged a goal of having 1 million electric vehicles on U.S. streets by 2015. Four years later, that goal seems far away at best. In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama said “with more research and incentives, we can break our dependence… Continue Reading...
President Barack Obama has been in the media lately defending the bail out loans given to GM and Chrysler, and his latest promise to eventually buy and drive a Chevy Volt, seems politically on track with his all-American image. “[The] Secret Service wouldn’t let me drive it. But I liked sitting in it. It was… Continue Reading...
Presidents Day is here, so why not talk about presidential rides? Here are ten stories from Cadillac about the presidential luxury cruisers from the past and present. President Woodrow Wilson rode in a 1916 Cadillac Series 53 , back in 1919 during the World War I Victory Parade. During the War, mass produced V8 Cadillac models… Continue Reading...
Smug journalists across the internet are poking fun at the possibility that President Barack Obama might have referred to the 2013 Shelby GT500 Mustang as “sick” during his visit to the Washington D.C. Auto Show. True or false, his remarks about the muscle car don’t really matter. What’s slightly more significant is the speech he… Continue Reading...
Would you pay a million bucks to put your butt in the same place as Barack Obama? Yeah, we wouldn’t either. Nevertheless, Lisa Czibor is holding out hope that someone with an affinity for Obama memorabilia will shell out the big bucks for a Chrysler 300C that the President leased during his time as an Illinois… Continue Reading...
The British would rather buy a used car from Barack Obama than David Cameron, according to a poll that measures the public’s trust in political leaders. The YouGov poll, conducted on behalf of Craigslist, asked over 2,000 Britons who they would trust if they were buying a used car from a global leader, and Obama… Continue Reading...
A truck containing a teleprompter and audio gear used by President Barack Obama was stolen in Virginia, prompting questions about security lapses. The gear, estimated at about $200,000, was parked in a van at a Virginia hotel parking lot ahead of Obama’s visit to the area. The van was said to be carrying audio equipment,… Continue Reading...
Stop the presses! President Obama, champion of American jobs and lower taxes, is touring this great nation in a $1.1-million luxury tour bus—built in CANADA! Obama’s Prevost VIP H3-45, nicknamed “Greyhound One,” is the same model used by touring artists such as Rush, Nickelback, and Loverboy. It comes with all of the armor and accoutrements as… Continue Reading...
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (a non-partisan watchdog group) says the Internal Revenue Service failed to stop millions of dollars of fraudulent claims from being issued to prisoners, the deceased and underage applicants. The IRS’s system is designed to catch fraudulent claims before sending taxpayer money to criminals. However, a Reuters report explains that the qualified motor vehicle… Continue Reading...
A statement released today by the White House seemed to take credit for the resurgence of the American auto industry, with President Obama’s bailout plan credited as the driving force behind it. “When President Obama took office, the American automobile industry was on the brink of collapse,” said the National Economic Council, in a prepared statement. “Two years… Continue Reading...
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, wants the U.S. embassy to cover the costs the president’s motorcade has racked up driving through the city’s downtown core. The U.K. capital has special traffic congestion fines for vehicles caught on the roads without the proper permission, and Obama’s limo (aka “The Beast”) falls in the group, as… Continue Reading...
The Obama administration will announce today it is buying 116 plug-in electric vehicles and will install charging stations in government buildings in five cities. Of the 116 vehicles, 101 of them will be extended-range Chevrolet Volts. These vehicles are to be placed with 20 government agencies in five cities including Washington, D.C., Detroit San Diego,… Continue Reading...
Today, President Barack Obama opened a four-country, 6-day European tour. The President briefly visited the American Embassy in Dublin, where Michelle and Barack encountered an amusing hiccup in their trip. While Cadillac One (aka The Beast) was exiting the embassy driveway, the limo bottomed out and got stuck on a bump crippling the vehicle. It is unclear… Continue Reading...
President Barrack Obama’s initiative for government fleet vehicles to be able to run on alternative fuels like E85 ethanol, could result in higher gas consumption, rather than reducing it. That means, this project could end up doing the opposite of what it was set out to achieve. Only 1-percent of gas stations offer E85 in… Continue Reading...
Last week President Obama announced his new ‘Green Fleet’ plan that would see all of the government’s 600,000 vehicles be either hybrids, plug-in electrics or flex-fuel models by 2015. There are, however, a few exceptions – most notably ‘The Beast’. The nickname for the President’s armored Cadillac limousine, also referred to as Cadillac One, it… Continue Reading...
In a bid to get inventory moving out of showrooms in a hurry, Chrysler has decided to offer a new incentive program that would double the value of the government’s cash-for-clunkers program. Chrysler will offer $4,500 off (or 0 percent financing for 72 months) on most of its 2009 inventory – excluding the Dodge Challenger,… Continue Reading...
The Canadian government is currently examining if it will pass a cash-for-clunkers bill that could see consumers get up to $3,500 (CDN) towards a new car when they trade in their older and less fuel-efficient model. Environment Minister Jim Prentice said a decision on the matter will be made within the next 60 days, as… Continue Reading...