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Pete Buttigieg Promotes Electric Cars; Public Transportation As Solution To High Gas Prices

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg promoted electric cars on Monday as a solution to Americans struggling from high gas prices.

“Clean transportation can bring significant cost savings for the American people as well,” Buttigieg said, touting President Joe Biden’s $5 billion plan to bolster America’s electric charging network.

“So the people from rural, to suburban, to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV,” he said.

The failed presidential candidate and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, spoke at the White House with Vice President Kamala Harris to promote clean transportation after the average cost of gas spiked over $4 a gallon over the weekend.

During his speech, Buttigieg criticized gas-powered vehicles for their impact on pollution and climate change.

“In our economy, transportation is the single biggest contributor to climate change,” he said disapprovingly.

He promoted the Biden administration’s effort to convert public transit to electric buses and encouraged all Americans to ride buses instead of driving to reduce pollution.

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