TO THE EDITOR:
The advanced battery on a newly delivered Tesla Model S Plaid burst into flames, briefly trapping the driver ("Tesla's new Model S Plaid caught fire while owner was driving, lawyer says," autonews.com, July 2). With the battery disabled, the electric doors and windows didn't work. Sitting in a burning car, unable to exit, would be horrible. If this is not a safety hazard, I don't know what is. How many EVs on the market have this engineering feature? It would be a good idea for all EV owners to have a glass breaker mounted in a convenient position — in case of need.
RICHARD SHILLING, Shoreline, Wash. The writer spent 14 years as a mechanic, Chevron dealer and shop manager, and 25 years in industrial sales management.