‘Terrifies me’: Biden turns heads when he says, ‘you can plug your car into the house and make it light up’

Social media is in a twitter after President Joe Biden went off on a tangent about the power of electric vehicles, declaring excitedly “You can plug your car into the house and make it light up.”

In a video viewed nearly half a million times since uploaded Wednesday, Biden addressed the Infrastructure Talent Pipeline Challenge–a nationwide call to action to make tangible commitments to broadband, construction, and electrification–and who knows what he was supposed to be talking about when he instead mused wonderingly about the power of EVs.

“By the way, in your home, you know, the batteries that we have now – they’re getting more and more sophisticated,” he said. “Guess what? You can plug your car into the house and make it light up.”

The audience chuckled at Biden’s enthusiasm, prompting the president to stress that he was serious.

“You think I’m joking?” Biden asked. “It’s a little simplistic, but you literally you can, literally you can.”

Biden pondered the benefits of such an option when rolling blackouts impacted swathes of the U.S. during the summer months.

“Oh this summer. It really is kind of exciting,” he gushed.

Social media was quick to respond that they wished the president was “joking,” as he likes to say.

Of more concern to some was the fact that Biden advocated for something that would completely void the warranty of any Tesla vehicle.

In 2021, a Tesla owner bragged on social media about using his vehicle to power his home.

“So if you are out of power from the storm you can power parts of your home from your car. here I’m using a 2,000 watt inverter from Harbour Freight for $170. Connect to your battery, the shorter the wires the better,” the Tesla owner wrote. “Then I have an extension chord to my gas furnace to power the blower and furnace computer. That alone draws about 1,100 watts. Then I still have enough for my refrigerator and a few lights.”

He quickly found out that bragging wasn’t a great choice. Tesla’s warranty policy clearly states the warranty limitations include using the vehicle as a stationary power source.

Other social media users were quick to point out how out of touch Biden’s comments were.

Biden has long touted EVs as an answer to soaring gas prices, even though it appears he knows little to nothing about them, employing the Defense Production Act to force Americans to switch from gas-powered to electric vehicles.

“Under my plan, which is before the Congress now, we can take advantage of the next generation of electric vehicles,” Biden said in April. “That typical driver will save about $80 a month from not having to pay gas at the pump.”

In September the self-described “car guy” hopped in a gas-powered Corvette and professed, “You all know I’m a car guy. Just gives me a sense of optimism — although I like the speed too. Under my economic plan, the great American road trip will be fully electrified.”


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