TO THE EDITOR:
Being an advocate and supporter of the internal combustion engine and the progress made in lowering/eliminating emissions, I am skeptical of the push and quasi-bullying from government, manufacturers and environmentalists for the adoption of electric vehicles and the consequences, intended or not, that will inevitably occur.
I have been unable to find concrete data on the effects that increased electric generation (read smokestacks), the mining of cobalt for the production of lithium batteries (as well as the byproducts of that process) and the disposal of those batteries at the end of their useful life will have on the environment.
That information would assist me and perhaps others to better decide on the value of investing in this expensive experiment in the name of addressing climate change. My concern is we may be doing more harm than good and sacrificing much without the results envisioned or promised.
Unless of course you profit from the above push.
MARK PORCARO, Automotive instructor, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pa.