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Buttigieg Rebuts Elon Musk on Federal Electric Car Investments

  • Musk said federal support for charging stations is unnecessary
  • Buttigieg said Biden administration think it’s important
Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg

Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg defended the Biden administration’s support for electric vehicles that Tesla Inc. chief executive officer Elon Musk dismissed as “unnecessary.”

“We think it’s very important to fund EV charging stations and to also make sure what’s in the next Build Back Better Act to buy down the price of electric vehicles,” Buttigieg said Tuesday at an event hosted by the Wall Street Journal.