US Secret Service turns down President Obama’s request for hybrid limousine
Apparently, even if you’re the most powerful man in the world, you still don’t get everything you want. Turns out that in picking out his own personal presidential limousine, our President Barack Obama initially wanted it to come with a hybrid drivetrain.
But the Commander-in-Chief’s request was unceremoniously shot down by - of all people - the Secret Service. Yep, the very same people that swore to protect him down to their last breath.
Of course, the Secret Service was justified for putting a brakes on Obama’s hybrid limo, saying that in cases of emergency, a hybrid engine wouldn’t be able to pack as much power as an all-fuel drivetrain, especially since the the presidential limo isn’t exactly what people would refer to as a compact and lightweight ride.
As far as reports we’ve received regarding what’s really under the hood of the president’s limo, we’re quite certain that it’s not a hybrid drivetrain, much to the chagrin of the president.
We like the way the president is pushing hybrid vehicles into the forefront considering that it’s more eco-friendly than its gas-guzzling counterparts. But on the other hand, the Secret Service does have a point. In case of emergencies, you’re going to need some serious power underneath the hood of the presidential limousine.
And a hybrid drivetrain doesn’t really qualify as having some ’serious power’.