President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he would buy a Chevy Volt when he leaves office. During a conference in Washington, President Obama told representatives of the UAW that he would buy a Chevy Volt in five years after fulfilling a potential second term. Obama visited the GM factory in Hamtramck, Michigan where the hybrid is built. He had sat in a Volt “fresh off the line,” but the Secret Service prevented him from driving it.
?But I liked sitting in it,? said Obama to the conference attendees. ?It was nice. I?ll bet it drives real good. And five years from now when I?m not president anymore, I?ll buy one and drive it myself.? At the conference, Obama defended the administration’s bail-out of GM and Chrysler in 2009.