This is the only time you get to drive is when you're with me. Yeah, it is. It's a God's truth. I know. And I miss it. I know. Every once in a while, I take the Corvette out of the garage and just run up and down the driveway. Yeah. That's why I never would have run for president. I just -- you can't drive. You can't. [Scene Break] President Joe Biden. The nice thing about this is you can outrun the Secret Service. We'll explore our classic cars and meeting up with cutting-edge technology. Forty percent of all the CO2 going up is from the tailpipe. Imagine if we just changed that. And can hot rodding go green? Let's find out. Look at that. Oh, yeah, yeah. We just laid rubber. [Scene Break] Today, we're in the Secret Service training facility in Laurel, Maryland because, well, my first guest tonight, well, he's kind of a big deal. Of course, I'm talking about the main man himself, the head honcho, the president of the United States. And he's a man on a serious mission to make electric vehicles America's future. Like it or not, it's safe to say we're in the midst of an electric car revolution. The US has recently set a goal for 50 percent of all new vehicle sales to be electric by the year 2030. But what happens to all of our beloved combustion engine cars? They still got plenty of life in them. But the new cutting-edge technology and the forward-thinking is turning a lot of old vehicles green by making them electric. And I've got an excellent example of this right here. This vehicle is a 1978 Ford F-100 pickup truck, a vehicle many people consider to be a classic. Now, I'm here today to show it to the president of the United States because I think this vehicle represents the future of hot rodding. I'll show him what I'm talking about. Here comes the president now. She looks great. Well, you don't get to do this very often. Yeah. And it's not very often the sitting president of the United States finds time in their extremely busy schedule to talk a little shop. But this president isn't just a public servant, he's also a huge car guy. Now, a few years back, when he was still vice president, we cruised around together in his pristine '67 Corvette, a fully restored hot rod with a very special pedigree. I was getting married in August of '67. My dad didn't have a lot of money, but he ran the largest Chevrolet dealership in the state for years. So, there's 75 people outside the dealership. We pull up a spread. My dad says, "This is my wedding gift." It's an honor and a privilege to have him and his amazing car back on the program. Good to you see, Mr. President. Good to see you, man. I got something for you. You are not going to get this anywhere. This is almost impossible to find. But I thought it'd be perfect for your car. Oh, man. Remember those? I do. How the hell did you get that? Well, this is the dealership you worked at and your dad worked at. Oh, my dad was the general manager. Oh, OK. Yeah. Well, I'll be damned. Well, this is an original. You're kidding me. No. It's really hard to track down, so -- It sure hell is. So, I thought you'd get a kick out of that. Well, I'll be darned. Go put this on your car a little later. I want to show you the latest thing. Now, what does this look like to you? It looks like about a '78 Ford. Very good. It's a '78. '78. But this is totally electric. It's been converted. All those kids who grow up an internal combustion engine, we like the hot rod. But you have a new generation of kids, grew up with computers and iPhones, and their hot rodding electrics. Ford makes what they call a crate motor. It's about $4,500. You drop it in. Obviously, you make allowances for your batteries and whatnot. It's got all-wheel drive, and it's quite powerful. And that's because hiding under the hood of this classic F-100 pickup is not just one but two of Ford's brand-new Eluminator Mach E electric motors. And the best part? These are crate motors, and they're available to anyone who wants to swap their beloved vintage combustion engine, preserving it for later, of course, with a zero-emission motor so the future of driveway wrenching can [Inaudible] But it looks good, doesn't it? Sure does, man. Feel like going for a ride? I'd love to. Why don't you drive? Hop in. All right. Thank you, pal. The nice thing about this is you can outrun the Secret Service. And thanks to the Eluminator's 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque, the Secret Service will most likely be eating our dust. Factoring this thing's amazing interior and all the digital display with a zero-carbon emissions, you have yourself one ultra-modern classic hot rod. What do you think of this idea? I think this is incredible. Taking old cars and retrofitting. I -- I really do. It's the new hot rod. If you just got in this and drove and didn't know it was an electric, would you know right away? Does it feel different to you? Feels different in three ways. One, it's quiet. Right. Quiet as hell. Number two, if I accidentally hit it quicker, look at that. Oh, yeah. It goes good. You know what I mean? It goes good. We just laid rubber. Let me know when you're doing that sort of bang my head again. OK. You know, 25 miles an hour, and it's like, holy God, where did that come from? But you have that instant torque. Amazing. Instant. Instant. And -- and the third thing is everything seems to me to be a quicker response. Right. This is the only time you get to drive is when you're with me. Yeah, it is. It's a God's truth. I know. It's funny. And I miss it. I know. Every once in a while, I take the Corvette out of the garage and just run up and down the driveway. Yeah, that's why I never would have run for president. I just -- you can't drive. You can't. OK. So, maybe he can't drive anymore, but from the looks of things, he's been staying pretty busy as president, trying to push his Build Back Better agenda. And Congress has helped him along by churning out bills aimed at helping rejuvenate the economy while also addressing critical climate change and other important infrastructure issues. But electric vehicles definitely remain at the forefront. Of course, electric cars are a big part of your climate bill, aren't they? A gigantic part. Yeah. And it's also part of the -- what people don't realize it, it's part of the infrastructure bill, you know, building highways and the like. We were to put in 500,000 charging stations, and the money for those charging stations are in that bill, in addition to the charging stations individual companies are putting in. So, it's a game changer. You got 40 percent of all the pollution, all the CO2 going up is from the tailpipe. Right. And imagine if we just change that. And I really think it will be the savior of the gasoline car. I do, too, because they're going to still be around. But the percentage of them in the way in which they're around is going to be very different. The idea of sitting on a freeway bumper-to-bumper in a gas-guzzling car seems crazy. So, use your electric car to go to work commute. And then if you're an enthusiast like me, you have your sports car or your hot rod Ford or whatever it is on weekends. And plus it's the future, you know. My favorite quote of Mark Twain is "I like progress. It's change I don't like." And that's the way, you know, that -- that's the way most people think. I agree. I'm all for that. But I don't want anything to change. That's a good point. But you know what's happened, Jay? I think this last 15 months, I've gone to more devastating weather-induced crises -- Right. Than ever. We're talking about millions of acres being burned to the ground. We're talking about the Colorado River -- Right. Drying out. We're talking about things that, in fact, people all of a sudden now realize [Inaudible] You don't hear many people saying we don't have a climate crisis. Right. I would argue the speed of that change was exponential in the last 18 months. No, we've got billions, literally billions of automobiles running every day. And if you can convert 75 percent of them to electricity, you're going to have a big saving. I think the electric car, at least for now, is -- is pretty much the answer. One of the things I did was I'm a labor guy, and I think organized labor has gotten screwed. I got Lonnie Stephenson, the head of the IBEW, just sit with me for a long time and said, look, you guys are going to be so much better off. We're going to put in 500,000 electric charging stations all across America so you can drive across America. And so, now, they're all enthused. They're 100 percent behind it. And labor across the board is realizing this is the answer to their financial security and they're doing something good. Yeah. No, I think that's great. Now, what other electric vehicles have you driven? I've driven a Hummer. Right. The -- the Ford Lightning. Yeah. By the way, that sucker is like -- I think it was like four-point-some seconds -- Right. Zero to six in that sucker driving it. Well, you know, the Hummer is a class example. Like, to me -- Yeah. In that American way, we just modify things to suit our needs. It's still almost as big, but now it's efficient. It doesn't pollute. It's quiet. So, all the reason you have for hating a Hummer -- That's right [Inaudible] And just [Inaudible] It shocked me when I got into it. I said, "OK. Hit the launch button." And whoa. Isn't -- isn't it quick, quick. Yeah. It was quick. It's crazy fast. Coming up. Go. President Biden battles once again to retain his Corvette racing crown. And later -- [Scene Break] Now, before the break, I gave President Biden the chance to put the pedal to the metal in an all-electric Ford F-100 at the high-security Secret Service training facility located in Laurel, Maryland. We also discussed his plans to make cross-country travel with electric cars much more practical. The infrastructure bill, you know, building highways and the like. We're talking about putting 500,000 charging stations. And the money for those charging stations are in that bill. But a big concern for many consumers besides overall cost remains battery efficiency. By the way, to get more efficient, the research that's going in is incredibly sophisticated. Yeah. We're talking about it. And the other thing is we're making such a significant investment in battery technology. Yeah. We're not going to let China own the market. President Biden isn't just excited about energy-efficient vehicles. He's got an awful lot to say about many other forms of clean and green renewable energy also. We're going to be in a position where we're moving toward wind power in this country in a gigantic way. What's happening is there now have battery capacity that you can have in your basement so when the wind stop blowing and the sun stops shining, it keeps you going for two days. Right. Right. I mean, you know, when I -- I hear critics, they always act as if solar power is going to be the only one. No, it's not. These are just auxiliary. If you have a backup to something, why would you not want to have that? One of the things nobody wants is transmission lines -- Right. Somewhere near them. So, now, we're building solar facilities in the ocean off the shore using those same facilities. And you're not going in to build new -- Right. High-tension wires in your neighborhood. Well, I like the fact that we're thinking to the future, not just now. Yup. You know, paper is talking. Now, let's just drill more, drill more. Well, eventually, you're going to -- that's not going to work. I'll tell you where it's going to call it worse, it's causing trouble. All of Europe is totally dependent on Russia. Right, right. For gas, particularly, and oil. And so, in order to keep Russia from being able to strangle the European's economy in the next two years, we've got to be in a position to provide them enough energy to continue to have their existing systems work. And by the way, we've got some significant new research and potential development on small nuclear power plants. Right. That are much, much safer. Yeah. Remember the last time, God, it must be five, six years ago now. Yeah. And Colin Powell came by with his Corvette. Great guy. It's a present from the kids. I have a lot of fun with it. I like to get that '06. The '06. Yeah. Yeah. You don't -- it's too much power. He's vice president. There's no such thing as too much power. Yeah. Well, believe me. There is too much power. Four-star general. You're kidding me? Yeah. Boy, he was just such a wonderful man. A really decent, honorable man. Yeah. And by the way, he became a quiet adviser of mine after I won. I go to him regular basis. The other thing was, I remember his Corvette is about double the horsepower of mine. Right. OK? So, we were racing, remember? Well, I jumped -- I tacked out about six grand, jumped on it, laid rubber, and as soon as his fishtail was going down. And remember what he did? He pulled off way off to the right. Oh, God. What was going to happen? He wasn't sure I could keep it straight. I think we started something. And when you took off, the Secret Service look at me like you're done, that's it. You will never get near the president again. I go, no wait, pause right now. It wasn't me. It was him. I didn't do it. I didn't do what you think. Oh, God. I didn't tell him to jump on it. We never really said who won the race. Yeah. No, I know. He felt that he got a raw deal. He just complained about it all the time. He goes, you know, Biden jumped. You know, Biden, he didn't -- he just jump again. No. So, we've asked his son, Michael, to come today with the Corvette and maybe do a rematch. See what happens. You want to -- you want to give it a shot? Sure. Come on. All right. Well, let's go over. He should be getting in about now. All right. Hey, that looks like General Powell's Corvette right there. There you go. Michael. Jay, how are you? How are you? I couldn't be better. Thank you. How are you? Hey, Michael. How are you? Mr. President, how are you, sir? Good to see you, man. It's great to see you. How have you been? I've been well. We miss your dad, but I've been well. We miss him very deeply. We lost one great pal, but we have another one. Tell him. You got a grandchild? My son just had a -- I got a little grandson. First. First grandson for me. All right. They found out that they were pregnant soon after my dad died. So, there's a kind of circle-of-life quality that's really beautiful. Yeah, it is. Yeah. Yeah. The Powell line continues. Well, I tell you what, there's nothing like it. How about the Powell racing legacy? Were you really trying to keep up with me? You can't -- I can keep up with you, man. Come on. I've flat shift this sucker in second gear. I don't even need second gear. Automatic will beat you to death. Now, the last time your dad felt he got, perhaps, cheated a little bit. Yeah, I'm frankly here to kind of settle the score. You know, for years, he was very, very bitter. He said that he had won that race clearly, but somehow that got lost in editing. And, you know, he said, if I ever had the chance, I had to make that right. So -- It's like one of those Westerns where the son comes back to avenge. I -- I got it. I got it. Very Shakespearean. By the way, now, how many horsepower is this, 10,000 or something? Let's put it this way, enough. Well, why don't we see how they actually stack up? The president certainly has his work cut out for him. His '67 Vet is nearly 50 years older. And while it's 350 horsepower V8 is still a beast, General Powell's 455 horsepower engine has a bit of an edge. As far as value goes, there's no contest. The Biden mobile Stingray is valued at around 150,000. But some say it's priceless, just like Joe. Well, you know, I guess it gets down to the driving skills. Yeah. Yeah, I guess it does. You guys want to do this? Let's do it. Come on. Let's do it. All right, Mr. President. All right. We're going straight ahead, right? Straight ahead [Inaudible] Once again -- The cameraman left of you, guy in the right. I'll do what we need to do to keep everybody out. So, gentlemen, get in your cars. Secret Service, please look the other way. Pay no attention to the two men in the Corvettes. Old men warming up their vehicles. Both men determined. Gentlemen, are you ready to go? Ready to go. Ready. May the best Corvette win. On your mark, get set, go. Let's get this down, over. I am in so much trouble. Uh-oh, here comes the Secret Service. Coming up. Go. President Biden will get one more shot to push the all-electric F-100 Eluminator to its limit. Just don't kill the high-paid star. But first -- [Scene Break] And later, President Biden will see for himself just how fast the all-electric Ford F-100 really is. Well, the hell, done, you crazy kids. What are you doing out there? [Scene Break] Now, as you'll recall, the POTUS isn't allowed to drive anymore on public roads. This is the only time you get to drive with, when you're with me. Yeah, it is. It's a God's truth. I know. And I miss it. I know. Every once in a while, I'd take the Corvette out of the garage and just run up and down the driveway. Yeah. That's why I never would have run for president. I just -- you can't drive. You can't. So, behind the scenes, he just couldn't wait to drive that amazing all-electric F-100 one more time. All right. Ready to go? Yup. On your mark, get set, go. Wow. Just don't kill the high-paid star. Slow the hell down, you crazy kids. What are you doing out there with your crazy electric cars? I tell you what, man. Is this thing move? This is fantastic. It's amazing. But to be totally honest, the best part about being on set has to be capturing candid moments like this one. And the thing about your father, which to me is the greatest compliment I can give a man or woman, he was absolutely, totally a man of his word. Whatever he said he believed, and whatever he said he'd do, he did. Yeah. I'm thoroughly, completely honored and proud of your father's friendship and his support. I mean, you can imagine. People come up to me and say, "Oh, your father meant this to me." They said, "I just want you to know, he was that way all the time." He was as good a father as he was a public servant.