Talking about energy policy yesterday in the middle of a cornfield, because why the hell not, President Bush said something that caught our attention:
"Someday you're going to be able to get in your car, particularly if you're a big-city person, and drive 40 miles on a battery. And by the way, the car doesn't have to look like a golf cart. It could be a pickup truck."
What's striking about this is, ignoring the golf cart variety vehicles and long-crushed GM models, there's the Toyota RAV4-EV and Ford Ranger EV, which had ranges of 116 and 65 miles, respectively, and are still on the road. Sure, he's probably referring to the unreleased Saturn Vue Plug-In Hybrid, but we feel it our responsibility to point out the rare occasions when this administration says something misleading.
Speaking In N.C., Bush Pushes Energy Policies [The Chronicle]
Car Hack's Notebook: Electric, The Silent Killer [Internal]