TO THE EDITOR:
Perhaps due to generational background and/or love of the internal combustion engine, I am not a proponent of electric vehicles.
Numerous improvements have been made to the ICE in reducing emissions, and there are more on the horizon. Yet, should the plans of an all-electrified fleet be realized (not convinced that will happen), what amount and types of pollutants will the generation of needed electrical power add to the atmosphere? It's the very thing that they are working to eliminate.
Perhaps my scope is limited, but it would seem we will require a large number of "smokestacks" to meet that demand.
If there is a reduction and future generations benefit, great! If not, how much time and capital, not to mention disruption/cost to the work force and consumer, will have been expended?
Perhaps due to my reluctance to the uncomfortable and massive change being attempted to the automotive culture I have worked in and enjoyed or, as stated above, my admitted limited "vision," I cannot foresee the results predicted by the proponents of electrification!
MARK PORCARO, Automotive instructor, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pa.