: Cadillac News: VP Biden loves Cadillac CTS-V, regrets Secret Service won't let him dr



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09-08-11, 11:10 AM
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Vice President Joe Biden has held plenty of high-profile jobs in his lifetime, but at his core, he's a lot like any of us. That's because he's a die-hard auto enthusiast with a list of cars to back up his love of the auto.

Car and Driver recently sat down with the VP to talk cars, and it turns out that the life-long politician knows more than a thing or two about autos. Biden, the son of a car salesman, still owns a Goodwood-green 1967 Corvette 327 that he appears to be quite fond of. Unfortunately, the Secret Service won't let him drive that dreamy Vette; something that Biden says he hates about his job. The VP also talks about his brother's CTS-V (http://autoblog.com/model/cts-v), of which he says he jumped in and laid down some serious rubber while in his driveway. Sounds like something we would do if we had a 1,700-foot driveway.

Biden went on to defend the bailout of GM (http://autoblog.com/make/gm/) and Chrysler (http://autoblog.com/make/chrysler/), and talked up Uncle Sam's $2 billion in battery technology investments. In fact, Biden claims that in 10 years, batteries will be able to propel a vehicle for 1,000 miles, while weighing as little as a tenth of today's lithium ion batteries. Sounds good to us. Head over to C/D to read the entire interview (http://www.caranddriver.com/features/11q3/what_i_d_do_differently_vice_president_joe_biden-interview?utm_source=pulsenews&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+caranddriver%2Fblog+%28Car+an d+Driver%29). Interesting stuff.VP Biden loves Cadillac CTS-V, regrets Secret Service won't let him drive his Corvette (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/09/08/vp-biden-loves-cadillac-cts-v-regrets-secret-service-wont-let/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Thu, 08 Sep 2011 10:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).
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RippyPartsDept
09-08-11, 12:44 PM
full article @ C&D (http://www.caranddriver.com/features/11q3/what_i_d_do_differently_vice_president_joe_biden-interview?utm_source=pulsenews&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+caranddriver%2Fblog+%28Car+an d+Driver%29)

interesting read... i'm really interested in the new battery technology...
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/06/09/breakthrough-in-battery-technology-could-revolutionize-electric-vehicles/
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/26965/
http://www.google.com/search?q=battery+technology+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&tbs=qdr:m3&source=hp&q=battery+technology+MIT&pbx=1&oq=battery+technology+MIT&aq=f&aqi=g-v4&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=34996l35286l2l35450l3l3l0l0l0l0l332l598l2-1.1l2l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=ae5ee7b2fd60d6a0&biw=1680&bih=871