The Brandon 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.
The Hill reports:
Buttigieg: Families who buy electric vehicles ‘never have to worry about gas prices again’
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.
Skip to the 4:33 mark:
Even the stuff Pete is saying about tax breaks doesn’t hold up.
From Hot Air:
Where does one start with this nonsense? Let’s start at the “discount,” given as a point-of-sale tax credit similar to that passed in 2009 in Barack Obama’s stimulus plan. Even with the more robust figure, five thousand dollars higher in Brandon’s BBB plan, it still doesn’t bridge the gap for car buyers. In a Quartz analysis one year ago cited at Car and Driver, the difference between an average gas-powered vehicle and an EV is $19,000, even if it’s narrowing recently, and repair costs are still higher…
Democrats don’t care if you’re struggling. They just want you to drive an electric car because of their obsession with climate change.
Cross posted from American Lookout.