The Michigan Senator made the comments during a Senate Finance Committee hearing while discussing her drive from Michigan to Washington, D.C.:
“On the issue of gas prices, after waiting for a long time to have enough chips in this country to finally get my electric vehicle, I got it and drove it from Michigan to here this last weekend and went by every single gas station and it didn’t matter how high it was.”
During the hearing, she said that she is “looking forward to the opportunity for us to move to vehicles that aren’t going to be dependent on the whims of the oil companies and the international markets,”.
According to Patrick De Haan an analyst at Gas Buddy, in just one year Americans are now spending more than $700 million on gasoline per day (excluding Diesel products).
Additionally, Patrick De Haan at Gas Buddy is forecasting that the national average price per gallon of regular gas could hit $5/gallon by June 10, 2022, which he says would be “one week earlier than expected.”