OPINION:

The recent Washington-area snowstorm and the jamb of cars on I-95 should give us all pause when it comes to Joe Biden’s constant promotion of electric vehicles.

Batteries abhor both cold weather and extreme heat. Had those hundreds of cars been EV, instead of five gallons of gasoline and a jumpstart (whcih is what the normal internal-combustion cars needed), each EV would have required a tow to the nearest charging station. And it could have been a matter of weeks before all the towed EVs even got to the nearest charging station not already occupied.


That is, of course, if power lines hadn’t first been taken out by the storm and power could be directed to homes, hospitals and other truly necessary facilities (not EV charging stations).

DON SCHWARZ

Stoughton, Mass.


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