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:
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:
Buttigieg was recently ridiculed when he rode a bike for show to a White House meeting. Video posted by CNN reporter DJ Judd showed the secretary mounting the bike on the White House grounds for a short trek to the building:
While Buttigieg’s face was never visible — it was concealed by two masks despite his being outside — the video began with his bike being unloaded from a security vehicle. An agent, who at one point spoke into his lapel, secured the bike rack on the rear of the SUV.
Buttigieg eventually got on the bike and the SUV followed close behind.
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