THIS refers to the letter ‘Electric vehicles may not be good’ (April 5). The arguments made against the use of electric vehicles in Pakistan are not tenable. The writer claimed that the electricity loadshedding would increase.

I wish to remind that there is no routine loadshedding as we have surplus power for quite some time now. This unutilised surplus power is costing the country dearly.

The smoke emitted from diesel-powered vehicles causes air pollution which remains one of the biggest challenges for the country. The introduction of electric vehicles will go a long way towards eliminating or at least reducing the pollution level to acceptable standards.

Riaz Bhutta

Lahore

Published in Dawn, May 18th, 2021

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