Pete Buttigieg recently declared that American families will “never have to worry about gas prices again” once they learn to choose electric cars over traditional vehicles.
The Secretary of Transportation recently made this proclamation during a Sunday appearance with Jonathan Capehart on MSNBC. Over the course of their discussion, Buttigieg revealed that the Build Back Better agenda pushed by the Biden administration includes several incentives for American families to switch to electric vehicles.
Buttigieg remarked that much of the “physical infrastructure work” had been contemplated in the infrastructure bill that was recently signed, though “more is envisioned in the Build Back Better law.”
“I’ll give you one example,” Buttigieg continued during his push for electric vehicles, claiming that families will be able to receive a discount of up to $12,500 if they contemplate purchasing an electric vehicle.
“Once they own that electric vehicle, [families] will never have to worry about gas prices again,” Buttigieg brayed.
The Transportation Secretary also claimed that rural drivers, who generally drive longer distances, will benefit the most handsomely from electric vehicles.
“People who stand to benefit the most … are often rural residents who have the longest distances to drive,” Buttigieg droned, adding that those drivers “burn the most gas.”
Buttigieg also noted that “underserved urban residents” reside in areas that have “high gas prices,” though the urban residents tend to be “lower income.”
“So, they would gain the most by having [electric vehicles],” he continued.
Buttigieg also remarked that electric vehicles need to have a lower price and shed their reputation as a luxury item. Once that price is achieved and the reputation is shed, Americans can then reap significant cost benefits and purchase electric vehicles made in the United States, rather than other cars from overseas.
Buttigieg’s remarks surface as gas prices across the United States continue to increase dramatically while the supply chain crisis rages on.