(DailyVantage.com) – Former president and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump recently criticized the Biden administration regarding developing electric tanks for the army. Trump blasted the idea, claiming that the White House is more concerned with emissions than creating an effective military force.
Trump’s criticism highlights a key concern regarding the Democratic Party among Republicans: the push for cleaner energy sources in the military. Trump claims that electric tanks lack the mobility of traditional tanks and won’t travel as far or operate as long as possible. Trump’s criticisms are well founded, as tanks require an immense amount of energy to remain operable in typical combat situations. The Biden Administration’s plan to introduce electric military vehicles will be highly costly to taxpayers and will likely reduce the effectiveness of the United States military. Despite the logistical difficulties of developing electric tanks, the White House is experimenting with the idea in the hopes of reducing carbon emissions.
The White House isn’t just developing electric tanks and other military vehicles for use by the military but is pushing electric vehicles in general. The White House hopes to reduce carbon emissions nationwide dramatically and is pushing for electric cars to become the best-selling type of automobile in the country. Biden is even encouraging manufacturers to shift their resources to the development of electric cars, a policy accompanied by a larger focus on climate change. While the White House seeks to prevent further damage from climate change, Republicans don’t support Biden’s push for electric vehicles.
Donald Trump isn’t the only Republican criticizing the use of electric military vehicles, as House Republicans seek to limit the Pentagon’s use of electric military equipment. Republicans are attempting to amend the National Defense Authorization Act, which increased the number of electric vehicles used by the Pentagon and other military installations. Among conservative officials’ concerns is the need to recharge the equipment, which becomes problematic during a long-term engagement. Despite these concerns, the White House remains focused on pushing for more electric vehicles in the states and the military.
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