On his last two episodes of the Fox News program the “The O’Reilly Factor,” leading conservative thought leader Bill O’Reilly strongly expressed his support for electric vehicles (EVs) in order to improve America’s economic and national security.
On Monday, Mr. O’Reilly delivered a fairly forceful endorsement of electric vehicles, which he placed in the context of the recent crisis in Ukraine. In his commentary, he urged conservatives to reconsider their opposition to alternative transportation and framed electric vehicles as a solution to making the “air cleaner and our wallets thicker.”
Then, last night, Mr. O’Reilly invited talk show host Eric Bolling of Fox’s “The Five” to present his argument against Tesla and EVs. Taking on a fellow conservative in a six minute back-and-forth, Mr. O’Reilly strongly defended Tesla, especially in receiving and paying back their federal loan guarantee. Furthermore, O’Reilly stated numerous times that the goal should be to “get away from OPEC and Putin.” As for the role of the federal government, Mr. O’Reilly vociferously defended some government support, stating that “a greater good is served by supporting the electric car.”