Zero-emission vehicles solve problem that doesn’t exist

Regarding the March 31 guest commentary (“Giving a boost to zero-emission vehicles”). I had to laugh and just shake my head.

It uses the guise and scare tactics of the horrible “toxic exhaust” spewing out of automobiles onto children. Causing an endless list of fatal health maladies. All we have to do is change one in every 40 vehicles to ZEV and we will begin saving all those poor souls living within a quarter-mile of the freeway. What a load of nonsense.

I noticed they quoted no dates, statistics or hard numbers on these health issue studies. Were they from last year, 10, 20 years ago or a compilation of years? Virtually the only thing coming out of a modern cars exhaust is oxygen and carbon. Two of the most common elements found on Earth. This is why they eliminated emission testing in this state.

Oh and by the way how are you planning to generate all the electrical capacity these cars will demand? The Pacific Northwest is not the best place for solar and wind. This is another one of those short sighted, politically correct, feel -good propositions that will achieve nothing.

Michael Barmuta


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