Obama plugs his Ford Escape Hybrid, Alan Mulally smiles, other auto execs look on

While the U.S. government may be well on its way to owning a majority control in General Motors, President Barack Obama still loves his Ford Escape Hybrid. Announcing the new fuel-economy standards today in the Rose Garden of the White House, Obama stepped away from the podium and threw in a little plug for his Escape Hybrid SUV.

“By the way, I just want to mention, I think I still have my Ford parked in Chicago,” Obama said. “It’s a Ford hybrid, it runs great, you guys should take a look.”

FoMoCo’s CEO Alan Mulally pumped his fist in the air as the crowd laughed.

After realizing that there were nine other auto executives behind him, Obama got back on track.

“But there are also some outstanding hybrids and energy-independent cars represented up here, so I didn’t want to just advertise for one,” Obama said.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit Free Press
Photo Credit: Samantha Appleton