President George W. Bush tours a pair of Kansas City-area automobile assembly plants, touting his support for hybrid and flex-fuel vehicles.
The President first visited General Motors’ Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas. He then toured Ford’s Claycomo facility. Both plants produce vehicles using hybrid technology, which the President says will help make the United States less reliant on foreign oil.
Speaking at the Claycomo plant, Bush called on Congress to pass new energy legislation encouraging fuel efficiency – and to do so before the Summer driving season gets underway. The government has already offered tax credits of up to $3,500 for hybrid vehicles.