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Pete Buttigieg Thinks Americans Concerned About High Gas Prices Should Just Buy An Electric Car
The Biden administration is completely out of touch with the American people. As average Americans are struggling with high and still-rising gas prices, energy secretary Pete Buttigieg is pushing people to buy electric cars, which are still much more expensive than gas-powered vehicles. They’re not trying to solve problems, they’re just pushing their green agenda.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stressed in a new interview that families who buy electric vehicles (EVs) “never have to worry about gas prices again.”
While speaking on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show With Jonathan Capehart,” Buttigieg noted that Democrats’ proposed social spending package includes incentives to make it more affordable to buy an electric vehicle.
Buttigieg said that families would essentially have a “$12,500 discount” in transportation costs, adding that “families who own that vehicle will never have to worry about gas prices again.”
“The people who stand to benefit most from owning an EV are often rural residents who have the most distances to drive, who burn the most gas, and underserved urban residents in areas where there are higher gas prices and lower income,” Buttigieg said.