Pete Buttigieg just showed jaw-dropping disrespect to those who don’t want electric vehicles (EVs)

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The green extremists have found their man in Joe Biden.

They don’t want any debate or opposition to their obsession with ridding the country of traditional gas-powered vehicles.

And Pete Buttigieg just showed jaw-dropping disrespect to those who don’t want electric vehicles (EVs).

Even though a majority of the public doesn’t want them and manufacturers can’t sell their inventory, the Biden administration’s obsession with electric vehicles continues.

Back in March, Biden pushed new rules on tailpipe emissions designed to force everyone to buy an EV.

Benjamin Zycher wrote in The Hill that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) justifies these new rules by lying about the data.

Before federal regulations are implemented, they must be justified with an extensive analysis of costs and effects.

The EPA claimed that the rule will reduce total greenhouse gas emissions significantly, but the agency admitted that it “did not specifically quantify changes in climate impacts resulting from this rule in terms of avoided temperature change or sea-level rise.”

That’s because according to their own climate model, the rule would reduce global temperatures in 2100 by 0.0068 degrees Celsius – an effect far too small to be detectable.

Even though there’s little to suggest that purchasing electric vehicles will somehow save the planet, it hasn’t stopped Pete Buttigieg from mocking EV skeptics for their point of view.

During a Fox News interview, Buttigieg was asked about the slowing of Tesla sales and electric vehicles despite the Biden administration’s incessant pushing of them.

Buttigieg: Not buying an expensive and unreliable EV makes you a luddite . . . or something

“Let’s be clear, the automotive sector is moving toward EVs and we can’t pretend otherwise,” he said. “Sometimes, when these debates happen, I feel like it’s the early 2000s and I’m talking to some people who think that we can just have landline phones forever.”

In making these remarks, Buttigieg just ensured that in addition to being seen as incompetent at his job, he also now looks obtuse.

Buttigieg’s sales pitch needs work

Buttigieg tried to conflate the purchase of a cell phone with a vehicle that may cost upwards of $60,000.

In contrast to a cell phone purchase, a vehicle purchase requires financing for most people.

There’s also the fact that cars will last many years longer than a cell phone.

Also, car charging stations are few and far between for most Americans and that severely limits the range of mobility.

While the Biden administration has used over $7.5 billion in taxpayer dollars to build EV charging stations, a whopping seven have been built so far.  

In the end, Buttigieg, like the entire Administration he serves, is pushing policies that Americans don’t want.

The list of grievances is building and the voters seem ready to make their voices heard in November.

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.