The Biden administration has done quite a bit of promotion concerning electric vehicles. It’s the administration’s view that these vehicles will be more efficient, better for the environment, and without the burdens of requiring constant refueling of gas.
However, the White House hasn’t been nearly as vocal when it comes to issues like charging stations not always working or America not having access to key components necessary to create these vehicles.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is one of the top officials to promote electric vehicles as the way for Americans to go.
Although coincidentally, Buttigieg has also come under fire from experts over his lack of honesty concerning electrical vehicles, per Fox Business.
The Problem With the White House’s Narrative
During a congressional hearing last week, the Transportation Secretary suggested that by Americans using electric vehicles for transport, they could end up saving money because the declining gas bill would overshadow the higher cost associated with the initial purchase.
Meanwhile, an official with the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment is warning that what Buttigieg is saying just isn’t true. Director Myron Ebell stated, on a large scale, what the Transportation Secretary wants Americans to believe is a “con job.”
PETE BUTTIGIEG, condescendingly:
I’m just “astonished” that people “really struggle to let go” of their cars and pickup trucks in favor of electric vehicles only pic.twitter.com/BPKzV9v3eP
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 21, 2022
Ebell also insisted that a few isolated incidents might fall into the narrative being painted by Buttigieg; yet, in most cases, it won’t pan out. Nine times out of ten, Americans are not going to find electric vehicles to be less expensive than today’s fuel-powered ones.
What the Transportation Secretary also neglected to mention is the hidden costs that come packed in with electric vehicles. In many cases, these costs demand considerable funds being spent on deadhead miles, charging fees, electricity expenses, and even road taxes.
A Failed Narrative
The White House is ultimately not reaching people with this narrative that electric vehicles are the end-all, be-all to transportation expenses.
Even if Buttigieg’s claims weren’t riddled with mistruths, polling has shown that many Americans just don’t want to swap their current cars for electric vehicles.
Electric vehicle promotion is ultimately not reaching the country in the way the White House has clearly been hoping for. This makes it no coincidence that approval ratings associated with this administration remain notoriously low and have been that way for quite some time.
Pete Buttigieg is grilled by Rep. Gimenez over the costs associated with buying an electric vehicle:
"The more pain we are all experiencing from the high price of gas, the more benefit there is for those who can access electric vehicles." pic.twitter.com/qmDlkbcjdR
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 19, 2022
If the White House has any bit of awareness whatsoever, it will retire the agenda of trying to strong-arm the nation into using electric vehicles. Americans have more than made their views clear on the type of transportation they’re comfortable with utilizing.
What do you make of the US Transportation Secretary being called out for his misleading claims concerning electric vehicles? Please let us know in the comments area where your thoughts stand.
This article appeared in New Vision News and has been published here with permission.