TO THE EDITOR:
I am apprehensive about the fact that electric cars may soon be mandated by politicians or their regulatory counterparts (“What if they are wrong?” Keith Crain, Jan. 22). Especially when one reads a report from an Automotive News sibling publication that tries to spin the positive after one foray into the woods (“WWJD: What Would John (Muir) Drive?” Autoweek, Nov. 14, 2016).
I live in the woods. I carefully consider how much gasoline I carry to make it There and Back Again. The mental machinations are relatively easy considering the distances between service stations. Quoted distances before electrical recharges are concerning. I doubt there will be a Tesla Supercharger installed in Christmas Valley, Ore., anytime soon.
On the subject of autonomous driving vehicles: Country two-lane roads have posted “recommended” speeds for curves. Will the autonomous vehicle be programmed to pull over when five or more vehicles are following it?
ROB McCLELLAND, Willow Creek, Calif.