Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg arrived at an event to promote electric vehicles Thursday in a pair of gas-guzzling SUVs.
Reuters reporter David Shepardson posted a photo of two black Suburbans in a parking garage:
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Another climate change champion, former Environmental Protection Agency director and current White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy, was with Buttigieg, according to Shepardson.
They visited a charging station near Union Station in Washington, D.C., the White House said.
“The charging stations were installed by American-based company EVGo and enable EV users to recharge rapidly when away from home,” it said.
The large vehicles with a history of poor gas efficiency were in the background of the duo’s appearance before reporters: