Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg — considered the most likely Democratic candidate for president in 2024 after Joe Biden in the latest Washington Post ranking — says the solution to high gas prices is getting “most Americans” to switch to electric vehicles. Willingly or not.
As secretary, Buttigieg is issuing federal regulations to force states to limit the use of gas-powered vehicles. If he becomes president, we’ll be living in green hell, compelled to buy pricey electric vehicles to comply with his climate zealotry.
Right now, fewer than one percent of vehicles on the road are electric-powered. EVs are probably the long-term future. But they won’t solve the current pain at the pump. They cost too much. And charging them is a logistical nightmare. The United States has 150,000 gas stations but only 6,000 charging stations.
On a radio show Thursday, Buttigieg roiled the audience by suggesting that switching to electric cars — rather than producing more energy — is the answer. Meanwhile gas prices are predicted to rise to as much as $6 a gallon this fall, per an internal US Treasury analysis, and even higher in JP Morgan’s worst-case scenario.
EVs are not the answer. Buttigieg is living in la-la land. The average new EV costs about $66,000. One of the best deals, according to US News and World Report, is the 2022 Kia EV6, priced at $40,900 before add-ons. Even that’s more than most people can afford. Three-quarters of Americans who need a car buy a used one, paying around $27,000 for it. (Read more from “Buttigieg, Dems’ Likely Presidential Contender, Wants to Take Away Your Cars” HERE)
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