People always ask me, “Are electric vehicles the answer?” The truth is as long as you don’t want to haul anything or go too far, they sure are. Remember – I’m for anything American, and that includes electric vehicles.

But an electric battery won’t power an 18-wheeler. Just like 18-wheelers, locomotives can’t move on a battery. Neither can a barge or a ship. Big users require a combustion engine, and combustion engines run on one of two fuels: imported diesel or domestic natural gas. That’s why I’m pushing America to switch to cleaner, cheaper, domestic natural gas.

I want our air to be cleaner, our fuel costs to be lower, and our money to stay here.

In this video, I discuss the role electric cars can play in transportation and the opportunity we have with domestic natural gas for reducing our dependence on OPEC oil.