The Biden administration has been pushing for Americans to rapidly adopt electric vehicles with some even saying that high gas prices are a “good thing” because they force that adoption.
However, it appears these members of the administration have been severely misinformed about how “clean” these electric vehicles REALLY are.
Republican Rep. Thomas Massie recently exposed that ignorance, schooling Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who has been leading the charge behind the EV push, about the true impact of these vehicles they’re forcing us to use.
Massie points out that Biden has signed an executive order stating that 50% of vehicles sold in the United States should be electric by the year 2030.
The Republican then notes that charging an electric car uses about 50X as much electricity as it does to power a refrigerator, revealing that this would place a tremendous strain on the country’s notably fragile energy grid.
Buttigieg responds by admitting that Massie is correct about how damaging this could be to the grid, adding that to accomplish their rapid adoption fantasy, the grid will “need to be” upgraded to handle this sort of power by the year 2030 – a tall task at best.
Massie then points out that the numbers and rate of adoption set forward by the Biden administration have been developed using political science rather than actual engineering, and if we blindly follow these goals it will lead to tremendous pain and suffering for the middle class.
To see this climate activist get absolutely flattened by cold-hard facts, watch the full exchange between the two here.