Auto Workers Support Bush's Push For Fuel-Efficient Cars

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 1:43 pm
By: News On 6

CLAYCOMO, Mo. (AP) President Bush told Kansas City-area Ford workers Tuesday that the hybrid vehicles they make are a great example of the fuel-efficient vehicles he hopes to see on the roads in the future.

In his speech at Ford's Kansas City plant in Claycomo, Bush highlighted his plans for seeking advanced technology that moves the auto industry away from using foreign oil sources.

Bush said manufacturing vehicles that use less gasoline or other types of fuel will help the U.S. become less reliant on foreign oil sources.

Workers said they were proud that their plant was being spotlighted. Many agreed that the wave of the future is fuel-effient vehicles.

The visit to the Claycomo plant was one of two rare stops the president made to auto manufacturing plants Tuesday. He also toured and spoke at the General Motors' Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas.