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White House Breaks Promise of All Plug-In Fleet

Obama promised a plug-in fleet of White House vehicles within a year of his presidency. PolitiFact says he's falling far short.


White campaigning, President Obama promised that "within one year of becoming president, the entire White House fleet will be converted to plug-ins as security permits." According to PolitiFact, which today updated this item on its Obameter, this ranks as a "Promise Broken."

The White House says that installation of the electrical infrastructure to make this happen is under way as part of a major utility upgrade at the White House. "Electrical infrastructure for vehicle charging stations for government owned plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles is in the process of being installed on the White House campus,” said White House spokeswoman Katherine Bedingfield.

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