TO THE EDITOR:
Without government intervention or force, the market for EVs would not be sustainable ("Auto industry urges Biden to back 'comprehensive' EV plan," autonews.com, March 30).
Toyota, the world's largest auto manufacturer, seems to be the only car company that understands the challenges that full-scale adoption of the technology will create. Toyota's head of energy and environmental research, Robert Wimmer, recently testified before the Senate and said: "If we are to make dramatic progress in electrification, it will require overcoming tremendous challenges, including refueling infrastructure, battery availability, consumer acceptance and affordability."
Today, only 2 percent of the world's cars are electric. If internal combustion engine vehicles were to be replaced by EVs, the grid and infrastructure simply are not capable of supporting the technology. Little thought or planning have gone in to addressing this issue. It appears the auto manufacturers, and our government, are determined to force these vehicles on society in an effort to limit access to car ownership and freedom of mobility, with little concern for the impact their decisions will have.
THOMAS NELLIS, Shelby Township, Mich.