Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg touted the benefits of higher gasoline prices during a congressional hearing on Tuesday.
Buttigieg appeared before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to examine the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
In an exchange with Rep. Carlos Giménez (R-Fla.), Buttigieg reiterated his position that the rising cost of gas will create a greater benefit for consumers who can access electric cars.
“The more pain we are all experiencing from the high price of gas, the more benefit there is for those who can access electric vehicles,” he said.
When asked to clarify this remark, Buttigieg purported that “we could have no pain at all by making EVs cheaper for everybody.”…


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