Biden/Buttigieg Hammered Over EVs (Video)

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(DCWatchdog.com) – In a new case of “friendly fire” from a leftist propaganda outlet against President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, CBS’s “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan blasted the administration’s policies on electric vehicles, while agreeing with Donald Trump’s criticism of them.

See videos of the Buttigieg interview in the tweets below!

While interviewing Buttigieg regarding the adoption rates of EVs, Brennan highlighted Trump’s skepticism about the efficacy of substantial financial incentives for electric vehicles, pointing out that despite these efforts, the actual uptake remains minimal.

Buttigieg was there to discuss the initiatives under President Joe Biden aimed at encouraging electric vehicle use in the U.S., alongside broader strategies related to climate change, The Daily Caller reports.

Brennan probed him regarding Trump’s active campaign against these electric vehicle policies by airing a clip in which the former president criticized the Biden administration’s ambitious goal to significantly increase the electric component in car battery production by 2032.

“I want to ask you about something that we hear quite a lot about on the campaign trail and that is electric cars, electric vehicles. Donald Trump repeatedly talks about President Biden’s decision to force the industry towards making 56% of car batteries electric by 2032, 13% hybrid,” Brennan said before airing the clip.

“He’s not wrong on the purchasing,” she added.

Responding to the clip, Buttigieg asserted, “Oh, he’s wrong.”

However, Brennan countered by citing sales figures: “He’s not. Of the 4 million vehicles purchased, 269,000 electric vehicles were sold in the U.S. market. It’s up like 2%.”

Buttigieg then emphasized the continuous annual increase in electric vehicle purchases.

“Every single year more Americans buy EVs than the year prior. There are two things that I think are needed for that to happen even more quickly. One is the price, which is why the Inflation Reduction Act acted to cut the price of an electric vehicle. The second is making sure we have the charging network we need across America. But I want to talk about the bigger point here, and I take this personally because I grew up in the industrial Midwest literally in the shadow of broken-down factories from car companies that did not survive into the turn of the century because they didn’t keep up with the times,” Buttigieg stated.

The discussion also touched upon the workforce implications of the transition to electric vehicles, with Brennan pointing out the concerns among autoworkers about potential job losses due to the decreased labor required for EV production.

Buttigieg responded by underscoring Biden’s commitment to ensuring that the EV revolution benefits American workers and includes domestic production and processing of essential materials.

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