TO THE EDITOR:
I would like some help understanding where the electricity for electric vehicles will come from. My bet is most people think it is like milk in the grocery store, where there is an endless supply from jugs.
We have so little electricity, there are brownouts whenever the demand exceeds capacity. We have a house in Denver where the utility company can shut off the air conditioning whenever there is a shortage of power on hot days.
So why are we even considering EVs without first building more generating plants to carry the extra load? As a nation, we demand more from our electricity as we grow and use it, but power plants trash the environment, so we can’t build new ones, and at the same time, we are forcing shut old ones. Is no one in the industry considering the train wreck from this reality?
ROSS HALDEMAN, Albuquerque, N.M. The writer, who is retired, managed a hydraulic manufacturing and repair business.