Washington (CNN) - As President Barack Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, approaches driving age, the president has his own vision for her first car.
"I am hoping to see one of those models that gets a top speed of 15 miles per hour and the ejector seat any time boys are in the car," Obama told auto industry leaders Friday in a speech about fuel efficiency standards. "So hopefully you guys have some of those in the pipeline."
The joke came while announcing a new proposal aimed to improve standards in certain automobiles made in 2017-2025. Under the plan, the fuel economy in cars and light-duty trucks would increase to an average of 54.5 miles per gallon, nearly double the current figure.
Obama unveiled the program at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C Friday.
Malia, who turned 13 on July 4, is still years away from the minimum age of 16 required for a learner's permit in Washington, D.C.
- CNN's Peter Valdes-Dapena contributed to this report.