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Ford Pulls Plug on Pete Buttigieg’s $44K Electric SUV (Made in Mexico)
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 15, 2022 | Andrew Stiles

Posted on 06/15/2022 10:59:54 PM PDT by American Number 181269513

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg might have to start biking to work again like a total nerd. That's because the Mexican-made electric SUV he purchased last year for his security detail is being recalled due to a safety defect that "could result in a loss of power [while driving], which could cause a crash," according to Consumer Reports.

Ford announced Tuesday that it was instructing car dealers to stop selling the Mustang Mach-E in response to the safety concern affecting nearly 49,000 of the 100,000 vehicles manufactured at the automaker's Cuautitlan plant in Mexico between 2020 and 2022. The company decided to make the cars in Mexico because it was a lot cheaper than hiring American workers to do it in this country.

The development could undermine Buttigieg's controversial suggestion that hardworking Americans should stop complaining about record gas prices and buy expensive electric cars so that they'll "never have to worry about gas prices again." The Mach-E has a starting price of $43,895, although most new models for sale in the Washington, D.C., area are listed in the $60,000 to $80,000 price range.

Buttigieg, 40, is the former mayor of South Bend, the fourth-largest city in Indiana. He has high, high hopes for his political future. While his presidential campaign in 2020 didn't pan out so well, he did develop a niche fanbase of wealthy white liberals in "boat shoe" strongholds such as Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. His failure to win a statistically significant percentage of black voters in the Democratic primary has not stopped some party officials from floating his name as a potential nominee to replace President Joe Biden on the ticket in 2024.

The Department of Transportation did not return a request for comment about whether Buttigieg's security detail's Mach-E was affected by the recall.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automotive; electric; electricsuv; fakenews; ford; pullsplug
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Ford Pulls Plug on Pete Buttigieg. Yeah, that's how to write a headline!
1 posted on 06/15/2022 10:59:54 PM PDT by American Number 181269513
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To: American Number 181269513

American jobs -> North American jobs

The USA is run by RINOs and ‘rats.


2 posted on 06/15/2022 11:07:01 PM PDT by Brian Griffin
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To: American Number 181269513

This guy is a total dip wad. No self awareness.


3 posted on 06/15/2022 11:16:57 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: American Number 181269513

Well by God I hope these little Marxist idiots are happy now.


4 posted on 06/15/2022 11:20:59 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberals. Too stupid to be idiots. )
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To: American Number 181269513

Ford may pull the plug..but his husband at home will push it back in.


5 posted on 06/15/2022 11:22:33 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: American Number 181269513

Yeah, well he sure looks stupid enough to by a Ford.


6 posted on 06/15/2022 11:39:38 PM PDT by Bullish (Rot'sa ruk America. )
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To: Bullish

Buy not by...

Stupid voice dictation.


7 posted on 06/15/2022 11:40:15 PM PDT by Bullish (Rot'sa ruk America. )
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To: American Number 181269513
Does paying $50,000 for a electric vehicle cost too much for you. Here is a cheaper car that does not need a battery or use fossil fuels:


8 posted on 06/15/2022 11:42:42 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Leftnicks chase illusions of motherships at the end of the pier.)
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To: jonrick46

It looks an awful lot like a broken image link.


9 posted on 06/15/2022 11:52:54 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: American Number 181269513

I know they wanted a cute headline, but a recall is not the same as “pulling the plug” which would be understood as dropping production.

They had no business bastardizing the Mustang name, but sales for that type of vehicle have been solid.


10 posted on 06/16/2022 12:01:29 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("It's one thing if it's a minor incursion" - Joe Biden)
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To: Spktyr

It’s not broken now.


11 posted on 06/16/2022 12:23:07 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: American Number 181269513

Romans 1:27-32.

“As in the Days of Lot’
Matt. 24. Luke 17.
Evil


12 posted on 06/16/2022 12:30:15 AM PDT by Varsity Flight ( "War by the prophesies set before you." I Timothy 1:18)
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To: jonrick46

Better check the price of feed grain these days!


13 posted on 06/16/2022 1:24:22 AM PDT by Paul R. (You know your pullets are dumb if they don't recognize a half Whopper as food!)
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To: American Number 181269513

“could result in a loss of power [while driving], which could cause a crash,” according to Consumer Reports.

Jerks. Why’d they tell him?


14 posted on 06/16/2022 1:28:46 AM PDT by HYPOCRACY (This is the dystopian future we've been waiting for!)
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To: skr

Still broken here.


15 posted on 06/16/2022 1:52:39 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: American Number 181269513
I thought this was Pete's vehicle of choice.


16 posted on 06/16/2022 1:58:03 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: American Number 181269513

I’m still amazed Sleepy Joe picked the guy who was roundly criticized by his constituents as the mayor so bad at infrastructure who could never even get the pot-holes fixed in S Bend. He picked him as the transportation secretary for the entire country…smh.

https://americarisingpac.org/south-bend-suffered-pothole-crisis-under-mayor-pete-buttigieg/

Yeah that wasn’t based on political gain with the woke voter at all.


17 posted on 06/16/2022 3:25:25 AM PDT by Phoenix8
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To: Cobra64

Nowhere on this earth does any Deep State hire the front office appearance types for brains.


18 posted on 06/16/2022 3:28:13 AM PDT by mewzilla (We need to repeal RCV wherever it's in use and go back to dumb voting machines.)
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To: American Number 181269513

19 posted on 06/16/2022 4:26:45 AM PDT by ping jockey (another day, another fruitless search for a Dodge Challenger 6.4L Hemi, Manual 6 spd, SCAT PACK. )
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To: Cobra64

He should ask Tesla how to fix that.


20 posted on 06/16/2022 4:38:22 AM PDT by abbastanza ( )
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