Buttigieg: families who buy electric vehicles “never have to worry about the price of gasoline again”
Transport secretary Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg Restless progressives see GOP 2024 become a cult of the ignorant Huge messaging errors of all the President’s men (and women) MORE stressed in a new interview that families who buy electric vehicles (EVs) “will never have to worry about gasoline prices again”.
Speaking on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show With Jonathan Capehart,” Buttiegieg noted that Democrats’ proposed social spending package includes incentives to make the purchase of an electric vehicle more affordable.
Buttigieg said families would essentially benefit from a “$ 12,500 reduction” in transportation costs, adding that “families who own this vehicle will never have to worry about gas prices again.”
“The people who benefit the most from owning an electric vehicle are often the rural residents who have the most distances to travel, who consume the most gasoline, and underserved urban residents, in areas with high prices. gasoline is higher and incomes lower, ”Buttigieg said. .
“They would gain the most from having this vehicle. These are the same residents who have not always been connected to electric vehicles that are considered some kind of luxury item,” he added.
“If we can make the electric vehicle cheaper for everyone, more people will be able to benefit from it, and we will sell more American-made electric vehicles, which means that over time they will become cheaper to manufacture and sell. buy for everyone, ”he added. Buttigieg said.
Buttigieg’s comments come after the Energy Department announced last week that it would release 50 million barrels of oil from the country’s strategic oil reserve, as the Biden administration seeks ways to control the rise gas prices.
Recent polls have shown the Transport Secretary to have great favor and name recognition amid speculation that he may again bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2024.
The Democrats’ spending program, the Build Back Better Act, was recently passed by the House and is expected to be considered by the Senate soon.