Gov. Cooper visits EV charging station in Charlotte
Does anyone use the charger? Beatties Ford resident says "hell no."
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper visited an electric vehicle charging station in a Charlotte neighborhood today with Mayor Vi Lyles.
A local man was asked by WSOC9 reporter Joe Bruno if anyone ever uses the EV charging station, to which the man replied, “hell no.”
Bruno also reported that Cooper drove to the event in his gas-powered motorcade but then hopped in an electric vehicle with Lyles for a quick spin around the area.
Cooper’s visit to Charlotte for the EV promotional event comes as Russia advances further into Ukraine territory.
The environmental theme of Cooper’s event also coincides with remarks made this week by Biden’s U.S. special presidential envoy on climate John Kerry about Russian aggression in Ukraine.
"I'm concerned about Ukraine because of the people of Ukraine and because of the principles that are at risk, in terms of international law and trying to change boundaries of international law by force," Kerry said in an interview Monday on BBC Arabic, MEMRI reported Wednesday. "I thought we lived in a world that had said no to that kind of activity. And I hope diplomacy will win."
Kerry continued, "But it could have a profound negative impact on the climate obviously. You have a war and, obviously, you’re going to have massive emissions consequences to the war.”
Kerry went on to imply the war could make people “lose focus” on climate change.
“But equally importantly, you're going to lose people's focus, you're going to lose certainly big country attention because they will be diverted and I think it could have a damaging impact," Kerry said. "So, you know, I think hopefully President Putin would realize that in the northern part of his country, they used to live on 66% of the nation that was over frozen land."