Buttigieg insists automobile market is moving toward electric vehicles

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg insisted Tuesday that the automobile industry is moving toward a future of selling electric vehicles exclusively despite dipping sales.

Buttigieg was asked about the recent dip in Tesla’s quarterly sales, marking the first time for the electric automaker in its sales history. In response, Buttigieg argued that part of this dip stems from a growing number of competitors that Tesla now faces in the electric vehicle market, including Stellantis and General Motors.

“Let’s be clear that the automotive sector is moving towards EVs, and we can’t pretend otherwise,” Buttigieg said on Fox News’s America Reports. “Sometimes when these debates happen, I feel like it’s the early 2000s and I’m talking to some people who think that we just have landline phones forever. The reality is that the automotive sector is
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