Josh Hawley asked one important question about electric vehicles that had Joe Biden fuming

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Joe Biden claims that electric vehicles (EVs) are the best thing since sliced bread. 

But there’s a dark side that he never mentions.

And Josh Hawley asked one important question about electric vehicles that had Joe Biden fuming.

President Joe Biden has made transitioning the country to electric vehicles one of the top political priorities for his administration.

Through the use of heavy-handed government mandates, his goal is to have two-thirds of all new vehicles sold be electric by 2032. 

This sweeping change to the way Americans drive is plagued with technological problems and is a giveaway to the nation’s enemies. 

Josh Hawley (R-MO) pressed Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk during a hearing by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee about which countries were benefiting from Biden’s electric vehicle agenda.

“Let’s talk a little bit about who’s really benefiting from this administration’s climate agenda and these draconian electric vehicle mandates,” Hawley said. “So, Mr. Turk, you’ve already alluded to this, I know you already know the answer to these questions. Currently, one nation accounts for 60% of the world’s electric vehicle production, and that nation is?”

“China,” Turk replied.

China dominates the supply chain for major components needed to manufacture electric vehicles.

Hawley asked Turk if he knew which country was responsible for manufacturing more than 75% of the world’s lithium-ion batteries.

“China,” Turk said.

“Yet your administration, this President’s administration, the mandates you put in place require that two-thirds of our new vehicle sales in just the next eight years – two-thirds of them – be electric vehicles,” Hawley said. “Your policies are driving us and our supply chains into the hands of our greatest geo-strategic enemy, enriching them, enriching their government, while forcing Americans to pay for electric vehicles that are, on average, cost $7,000 more on average, than a traditional vehicle, that are more expensive to repair and insure, require more frequent replacements of everything from tires to component parts.”

The push for electric vehicles is turning control of the country’s transportation sector over to the Chinese.

In addition to controlling the manufacturing supply chain, China dominates the global supply of mineral resources needed for electric batteries. 

More than half of the world’s lithium refining capacity and more than 75% of the world’s cobalt supply is controlled by the Chinese.

“So, Mr. Turk, why is it good for the American worker that we force our supply chains to a country that is our greatest rival and adversary?” Hawley asked.

Joe Biden’s electric vehicle agenda is putting America last with a massive giveaway to communist China.

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