After getting his personalized VIP Volt tour, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Senator McCain spoke to about 500 GM engineers at the Technical Center in Warren, MI. He had apparently spent about 10 minutes at the Volt design display including getting into the concept car. In attendance were CEO Rick Wagoner, Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, and Volt VLE Frank Weber.
In his comments, he said it was his belief that every new vehicle be flex-fuel capable and indicated his support of a $5000 tax credit for each low emission vehicle sold.
He said specifically about the profound global importance of the Volt:
“The eyes of the world are now on the Volt and this will be not only be about the jobs or economy of this great and beautiful state. It’s also about the future of the world. We have to eliminate our dependence on foreign oil as a national security issue.”
Pointing to a VOLT sign he also said:
“I will do everything in my power that this new experiment, this breakthrough… has every chance of success and that we will make sure that American citizens understand what’s happening here.”
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