TO THE EDITOR:
I'm just a car guy who, like most everyone, does not want to harm the environment. I do, however, favor the internal combustion engine and am amazed at the numerous improvements for them to operate cleaner and more efficiently. Those improvements seem to be ignored by the "experts" who are making an all-out effort to force adoption of electric vehicles in the name of saving the planet.
Change is not easy or in some cases desirable, and self-serving extremism makes it more difficult to accept.
Those that believe in being green to show you the way to green (money) are at best despicable and should be irrelevant to any discussion concerning EVs and how they will reduce harm to the planet.
Having read a fair amount of opinion on the subject, I remain unconvinced that EVs will improve the environment.
The process to obtain needed materials and the production and generation of reliable electricity make me believe the opposite will occur.
If the promises that EVs will improve the environment are realized, great! Should the projections fail, will the "experts" return their falsely earned riches? Will they lose their "expert" status? Their jobs? What, if any, penalty for disrupting the economy, mobility and livelihood of large numbers of people will be imposed?
Most likely none! It will be business as usual, with the ever-present hollow denials and excuses for the failure, and the cost borne by the general populace, as these visionaries move on to the next lucrative project!
MARK PORCARO, Automotive instructor, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pa.