President Obama has been wanting to go green in his personal transport but without any luck. From what we hear, he admitted last week that despite all his requests, his limo cannot be converted into a hybrid vwhicle. Apparently, the Secret Service said no. The reason can be attributed to the fact that the cars the US prez travels in are nothing short of tanks.
Barack Obama went on to defend his Secutiry guys by saying that they are not a bad sort. It is just that his limo referred to as ‘The Beast’ has been reinforced for security reasons, which is why it weighs over two times the normal weight of cars that size and model “to get the performance in terms of acceleration using a hybrid engine”.
Sources reveal that the five meter long limo in question us rumored to be powered by an 8 liter V8 turbo diesel. This one uses three times more fuel than an average family car, say 30 litres per 100 km. Voila! It is told that the administration has decided to purchase about 5,000 hybrid cars and trucks as part of the federal fleet of vehicles.