Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008

Open forum: Tech revolution will lead to new forms of energy for cars

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While I respect the writer’s opinions about the future declining availability of oil based on new petroleum discoveries not equaling the usage of that precious commodity (‘‘Declining oil will decrease need for more roads,” Jan. 2 letter by Carl Henn), certainly there will not be a decrease in the number of cars on the road, nor the need for additional highways to accommodate the increased usage.

With the availability of new and old, proven technologies, there will be an adequate supply of fuel, although not necessarily in the form that is currently in use. With more cars on the road, as our population continues to grow both locally and nationally, we are facing gridlock if more roads are not built to accommodate the needs of motorists.

While gasoline will continue for many years to be used in cars, a technological revolution is occurring that will lead to a change to other forms of energy that will fuel the ever-increasing number of cars on our roads.

Nelson Marans, Silver Spring