Buttigieg Struggles to Explain Low Number of EV Charging Stations Built by Biden

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg faced challenges on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday, as he tried to clarify the slow progress of the Biden administration in establishing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, having built only “seven or eight” so far.

Despite the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 allocating $7.5 billion for constructing a nationwide EV charging infrastructure, no stations had been built by the end of 2023.

Read the transcript from CBS here.

Delays in building the stations are attributed to local zoning restrictions and bureaucratic hurdles, which the Biden administration has not significantly addressed — in contrast to former President Donald Trump, who actively reduced such red tape for his administration’s projects.

Joel B. Pollak
Joel B. Pollak
South African-American conservative political commentator, writer, radio host, and attorney.

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