Buttigieg says once families own electric cars, they will 'never have to worry about gas prices again'
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said that once families embrace electric cars, they will "never have to worry about gas prices again."
Buttigieg explained to MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart Sunday that the Biden administration's Build Back Better legislation includes incentives for families to switch to electric vehicles.
"Most of the physical infrastructure work was contemplated in the bill that was just signed, but there is more envisioned in the Build Back Better law," Buttigieg explained. "I'll give you one example: It contains incentives to make it more affordable to buy an electric vehicle, up to a $12,500 discount in effect for families thinking about getting an EV."
"Families that once they own that electric vehicle will never have to worry about gas prices again," he added.
Buttigieg said that rural drivers, who regularly drive long distances, stand to benefit most from electric vehicles.
"The people who stand to benefit most from owning an EV are often rural residents who have the longest distances to drive. They burn the most gas," he explained. " And underserved urban residents in areas where there are high gas prices and they're lower income. So they would gain the most by having that vehicle."