Buttigieg Mocks Americans Who Don’t Want to Adopt Electric Cars

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In a recent Fox News interview, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg ridiculed individuals who are hesitant to embrace electric vehicles, drawing a comparison to those who once believed that landline phones would be the only means of communication in the 2000s.

During a recent interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Buttigieg addressed the challenges facing the electric vehicle market.

Buttigieg confidently asserted that there is a strong demand for electric vehicles among consumers, while also downplaying Tesla’s recent decline in sales.

“EV sales are nowhere near what this president wanted or expected, yet the administration continues to shove them down consumers throats. Why?” Fox host John Roberts asked.

Buttigieg attempted to claim it was ‘clear’ consumers wanted electric cars, even though the numbers don’t seem to support such a conclusion.

“Let’s be clear that the automotive sector is moving toward EVs, and we can’t pretend otherwise. 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.” he continued.

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