In a piece of video that shot across the Internet Thursday like a sports car doing zero-to-60 in four seconds, Energy Secretary Stephen Chu told the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power that he does not own a car. But The Daily Caller has confirmed that Chu’s wife does — and it’s quite an automobile.
There’s no Chevy Volt in the Chu household’s driveway. TheDC has obtained motor vehicle registration records showing that Jean Chu (née Fetter) is the owner of a 2002 BMW 325i, a sports sedan with a gas-guzzling 6-cylinder engine.
Testifying before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on the department’s FY2013 Budget Request, Energy Sec. Stephen Chu said he didn’t own a car..
Sec. Chu was praising the Chevy Volt electric car and making the case for the government to spend to help the vehicle, when the Energy Secretary was asked if he drove a Chevy Volt.
“No, I don’t own a car at the moment,” Sec. Chu testified.
Posted: 03.09.12 @ 7:17 a.m.