911 Call Over Biden’s Energy Secretary’s Comedy Of Errors Tour
It all started because the Secretary of Energy wanted to showcase the benefits of electric vehicles with a little road trip recently, and as reported, it didn’t go so well. In fact, it turned into a comedy of errors that resulted in the police being called on Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s crew.
The Daily Wirem reported that Granholm and her posse used a fleet of electric vehicles to journey from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Memphis, Tennessee, with town hall events along the way. NPR’s Camila Domonoske joined the crew and released her report about the experience on Sunday.
The purpose of the trip was to “draw attention to the billions of dollars the White House is pouring into green energy and clean cars,” but Domonoske, who joined the caravan for the ride, shared how the four-day venture was not a smooth ride all the way through, the Daily Wire noted.
The Energy Department staff had planned to quickly charge in their “caravan of EVs — including a luxury Cadillac Lyriq, a hefty Ford F-150, and an affordable Bolt electric utility vehicle” in Grovetown, Georgia. Yet, when they got there in advance of Granholm, they realized that there weren’t enough spots to go around.
The government crew used a gas-powered vehicle to hog a space. One driver who was waiting to charge her EV was so annoyed by the move, that she called the cops.
“Hi, I’m calling because I’m in the Grovetown Walmart at the charging station, and there’s literally a non-electric car that is taking up the space, they said they’re holding the space for somebody else, and it’s holding up a whole bunch of people who need to charge their cars,” the caller said, according to a 911 tape obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.
“There’s other people who are waiting to charge, and they’re still here, and they’re not an electric car, and the sign says you can’t park here unless you’re charging,” she added. “They said that their person is going to be here in two minutes that they’re holding the spot for.”
An electric vehicle driver in Georgia admonished Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm's staff for using "literally a non-electric car" to hoard a space for Granholm at a busy public charging station, according to a 911 call. https://t.co/E2iVvZocZ7 pic.twitter.com/TfU6O64sqC
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