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To the Editor:
Enterprise Editor Dave Guilford is right ("For EVs, key number is price, not range," Green Shoots, Nov. 1).
Once consumers accept specialized commuter vehicles, range is no longer a problem. That demand can be satisfied with conventional technologies at reasonable prices.
The cost of even limited-range batteries is a real deterrent, and the price will not fall that much.
There's no gain in energy or greenhouse gas emissions from electrification until electricity itself is generated from noncarbon-based primary energies.
So why rush?