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Joe Biden's energy secretary, Jennifer Granholm, has created another scandal for his administration, amid his demand that the fossil fuel industry be destroyed and everyone buy ultra-expensive electric cars, for which the nation cannot provide enough charging stations.
That was critical because, on a "tour" with a couple of high-priced EVs, Granholm ran into a town without enough quick chargers.
So, according to a report from the Post-Millennial, one of her staff members "tried parking a nonelectric vehicle by one of those working chargers to reserve a spot for the approaching secretary of energy."
It made the news because a family, needing that charging station occupied by a fossil-fuel-powered vehicle, called the police.
The episode was described in reports as a "confrontation" and a "tiff."
Granholm was on a four-day trip, a few weeks ago, when the scandal developed.
The plan was to go from North Carolina to Tennessee and "draw attention to the billions of dollars the White House is pouring into green energy and clean cars."
The plan, however, fell apart when the staffer's demand that others give way to an approaching federal official scorched "a family, traveling with their baby on a hot summer day."
Police responded to the family, but said it's not illegal for a non-EV to park at a charging station in the state.
"It's just par for the course," John Ryan, who drives an electric BMW and had to wait then for Granholm to finish charging.
The report explained that auto-data giant JD Power confirmed worries over the availability of chargers is the top reason buyers don't want to change their gas-powered vehicles for those run on batteries.
"The availability of public charging stations is still a critical obstacle, but it isn't the only one. EV owners continue to have issues with many aspects of public charging, as the cost and speed of charging and the availability of things to do while waiting for their vehicle to charge are the least satisfying aspects," said the executive director of EV practice at JD Power Brent Gruber.
Fox News reported Granholm is on record demanding Americans take global warming seriously.
That's even though a coalition of some 1,600 scientists has confirmed there is no climate "emergency."
NPR also reported on the incident, under the headline, "Electric cars have a road trip problem, even for the secretary of energy."
A trip participant, from NPR, reported, "On the secretary's road trip, that stop in Grovetown included a charger with a dead black screen. At another stop in Tennessee, the Chevy Bolt that I was riding in charged at one-third the rate it should have. Electrify America says that's not an isolated problem; a faulty component has caused a number of chargers to be 'derated' while the company works on a fix."