President Biden will be riding in the fossil fuel-guzzling armored limousine known as the Beast when he arrives Tuesday at a Ford Motor Co. electric vehicle plant to showcase his zero-emissions agenda.
The 20,000-pound Beast, a bulked-up Cadillac, is powered by a diesel engine that is estimated to get less than 10 mpg.
Diesel automobiles boast lower carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline-powered vehicles. However, diesel cars can promote more global warming because they can emit 25 to 400 times more soot per mile, according to a Stanford University report.
Mr. Biden was traveling to Detroit aboard Air Force One and would then motor roughly 12 miles in the Beast to Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan.
He is slated to get a preview of the new electric Ford F150 pickup truck, which weighs about 15,000 pounds less than the Beast.