TO THE EDITOR:
There has been much talk about the need for more electric vehicle charging stations, but one subject that is not mentioned is personal security at these locations. Many of the current locations are in the open and somewhat remote. Who would feel safe on a cold, rainy or snowy night waiting in their car for 30-plus minutes for it to charge? A car running to keep the heat on would make a tempting target for a carjacker.
Additionally, we Americans are not a particularly patient lot. A scenario where someone just about out of a charge finds all the charging stations at a mall or restaurant filled and the vehicles possibly fully charged, with no idea when an owner will return, is just asking for trouble.
As the country is adding charging stations, the security of customers needs to be a top concern.
J.C. CONWAY, St. Augustine, Fla.