TO THE EDITOR:
The massive power outage at the Atlanta airport last month is just a small taste of what is in store for most of the continental U.S. if our demand for electricity continues to increase and the much-needed updating and repairs of our present infrastructure are not immediately dealt with.
However, Automotive News appears to be on the mindless bandwagon that foretells of an entire country using, of all things, electric vehicles.
As Lt. Columbo would have said: Run that by me again.
Petroleum does NOT place extra burden on our hopelessly underdeveloped electric grid, so why abandon it?
How many other major power outages will it take to convince you that the enormous increases in internal combustion development provide a far better opportunity to address the carbon emission issue than the fabrication of electric batteries fueled by dirty, high-sulfur coal?
A.M. deLANGE, Reisterstown, Md., The writer is a former oil company engineer who now is an independent provider of vehicle servicing.