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Pete Buttigieg Struggles To Defend Billion-Dollar Spending On 8 EV Stations

Pete Buttigieg struggled to defend the failure of the federal government to make progress with the so-called electric vehicle “revolution.” At the beginning of Biden’s presidential term, 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations were promised. So far, only “seven or eight” stations have been built, and 7.5 billion dollars have been spent on the initiative. That works out to about one billion dollars per station. In contrast, there are 62,000 EV chargers owned by private companies in the United States. Buttigieg had difficulty justifying these numbers on CBS’s “Face The Nation” with Margaret Brennan.

Mainstream media typically downplays things that President Trump does or says make sense, but that was not the case with this interview. Brennan brought up recent comments by Trump referencing the Biden administration’s failure to push forward electric vehicles. Trump stated that they’ve spent billions on cars that nobody really wants. Brennan agreed with Trump’s statements, saying that only two percent of vehicles sold in 2023 were electric.

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan” | full interview – YouTube

Tesla Superchargers: Tesla Charging Stations by State | The Motley Fool

U.S. public EV charging stations and charging outlets | Statista

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