TO THE EDITOR:
I just read Keith Crain’s opinion on the power source for electric motor vehicles (“Don’t invest in steam engines,” Jan. 15). Electric motors make so much sense, due to their quiet operation, torque, lack of vibration, fantastic rpm range, no maintenance requirement and long-term reliability. I am lucky to live in California, where I can buy or lease a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. I leased the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell hydrogen car and really love the technology, the way it drives, the few-minute refilling time and making your own electricity on board with a gas made from the most common element in the universe.
There is a tag line I will repeat: “It changes what you drive, but not how you drive.”
BRIAN WINER, Los Angeles. The writer is a retired senior powertrain technician for an automotive manufacturer.