Ed Driscoll

'White House: No More Full-Size Vehicles Unless Essential'

The Detroit News reports, “President Barack Obama has an order for federal agencies: No more driving full-size sedans unless it is absolutely necessary:”

President Barack Obama has an order for federal agencies: No more driving full-size sedans unless it is absolutely necessary.

That means fewer Chevrolet Impalas and more Cruzes. Fewer Ford Taurus sedans and more Ford Fiestas.

In an order to agencies today, Obama said government agencies should limit “optional equipment to what is essential to meet agency mission, and be midsize or smaller sedans, except where larger sedans are essential to the agency mission.”

Within six months, “any executive fleet vehicles that are larger than a midsize sedan or do not comply with alternative fueled vehicle requirements must be disclosed on agency websites,” the order said.

In today’s high-tech era of multimedia, would a YouTube clip count as sufficient disclosure?