Transitioning to Electric Vehicles in the U.S.

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To the Editor:

Re “New Rule Aims to Push E.V.s to Fore” (Business, March 21):

I am 100 percent for electric vehicles. I commend President Biden for making such a bold and forward-thinking proposal. But the reality is that this may never happen in today’s America. As your story notes, fossil fuel companies and Republican attorneys general are likely to file legal challenges.

One thing that also needs to be addressed is the availability of the materials needed to make the batteries. We must realize how much damage is done to the environment in order to access these materials.

E.V.s will never become mainstream until some major infrastructure changes take place. These include the need for hundreds of thousands of charging stations across America, including fast-charging stations. Luckily, Mr. Biden’s green initiatives and infrastructure plans are already in place so these are beginning to take shape.

E.V.s must also see a huge increase in battery capacity, thus allowing users to drive longer distances on a single charge.

And finally, the cost of these vehicles must become affordable for those who have been unable to buy them in the past.

On the upside, like all technology, this will happen organically. As time goes on, E.V.s will become more affordable.

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