Buttigieg Explains To Texans Why They Should Buy Electric Vehicles | Eastern North Carolina Now | Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg argued on Thursday that citizens of Texas should consider purchasing electric vehicles.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Ben Zeisloft.

    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg argued on Thursday that citizens of Texas should consider purchasing electric vehicles.

    During a keynote address at the Texas Tribune Festival, Buttigieg contended that the Lone Star State could save money by buying electric cars to bypass prices at the pump. "Some of the best use cases for electric vehicles are in places like Texas," Buttigieg said, "places where people spend more time in their vehicles, where you drive longer distances than in a dense coastal city and therefore spend more money on gas and therefore would save more money - provided you can afford an electric vehicle, which is why we're fighting to make electric vehicles cheaper."

    The Biden administration has set the "ambitious target" of ensuring that electric vehicles constitute 50% of car sales in the United States by 2030, according to a fact sheet from the White House. President Joe Biden recently signed the Inflation Reduction Act, which contains $369 billion for climate initiatives - including $7,500 tax credits for new electric vehicles.

    Buttigieg added on Thursday that the nation should invest more heavily in alternate modes of transportation. "Cars will always play an important role in our lives, but you should not have to bring two tons of metal with you everywhere you're going," he continued.

    The White House has also established the goal of procuring only 100% zero-emission light-duty vehicles by 2027 and will extend the same standard to all vehicles in the federal fleet by 2035, according to another fact sheet from the White House.

    Buttigieg recently nodded to a policy from the California Air Resources Board that will require 35% of new vehicles to produce zero emissions by 2026 - a standard that will progressively rise to 100% by 2035. The policy was unveiled days before grid officials requested that residents lower energy usage during peak hours of a heatwave, including by refraining from charging their electric vehicles, in the interest of averting power failure.

    Buttigieg nevertheless argued that speed is necessary for an electric vehicle policy. "We've got to make sure that this happens quickly enough to help us beat climate change," he said during an interview with Fox 11 Los Angeles. "We've got to make sure it happens affordably enough that's it not just wealthy people, but low-income people who most need those gas savings if they can afford the EVs in the first place."

    Washington, Massachusetts, and Virginia will follow the California Air Resources Board policy in accordance with previously enacted law, although Republicans in the latter state are attempting to overturn the regulation.

    Acknowledging the high cost of electric cars relative to gas vehicles, Buttigieg has claimed that rising fuel prices would lead more Americans to rely on alternatives. "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," he said during a hearing for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

    The national average price of gasoline was $2.38 per gallon when Biden assumed office and increased to $3.53 per gallon by the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. After surpassing $5.00 per gallon in early June, prices have somewhat subsided to $3.71 per gallon as of Sunday, according to data from AAA.

poll#162
In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
697 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#154
Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
1,181 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back


Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )




New British Prime Minister’s Agenda Draws Comparisons To ‘Reaganomics’ Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics ‘If He’s Elected, The Stock Market Will Crash’: Trump’s 2020 Warning About Biden Comes True


HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Elon Musk is the chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, as well as the leader of several smaller pet projects, such as Neuralink and The Boring Company. Following his acquisition of Twitter, one of the world’s largest social media platforms, the multibillionaire gave the world a view into just how bus
As part of a new pledge to "quiet down" the company's aggressive push for progressive themes in its content, returning Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed the entertainment giant will cut back to including only seven LGTB characters in each children's movie.
The case of defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX and now-broke multibillionaire founder Sam Bankman-Fried is among the most intriguing stories of alleged financial crime in decades, rivaling the heists executed by financier Bernie Madoff and startup darling Elizabeth Holmes.
Third-quarter finance reports dropped Tuesday, November 2nd, and with them came insight into one of North Carolina’s biggest questions for election day, will Republicans regain supermajorities in the state legislature?
Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” defended Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) against attacks he has faced from media and a Democrat politician who criticized DeSantis on the show’s most recent broadcast.
Amid a storm of controversy over recent antisemitic comments and remarks praising Hitler, Ye West has announced the release of his brand-new album My Struggle.

HbAD1

A number of entertainment conglomerates and media companies are announcing layoffs as the macroeconomy continues to impact several industries.
The White House geared up for the Thanksgiving holiday by sharing a list of talking points for people to reference if the happened to find themselves talking to “that uncle” during a family gathering.
Country music legend Dolly Parton has received a $100 million award from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Over the past few weeks, Ben Shapiro has created video responses to Kanye "Ye" West's anti-semitic statements, causing West to direct tweets at the conservative commentator.
A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to over 17 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for his involvement in a plot to bomb a Pittsburgh church.

HbAD2

Netflix is planning to try out live programming in early 2023 with a new stand-up comedy special from comedian Chris Rock.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top