TO THE EDITOR:
“EV sales to surpass ICE vehicle sales by 2030, report finds” (Jan. 27) was well written by Alexa St. John. The included bar graph showing Boston Consulting Group figures would support and lead one to believe the article headline and content regarding electrified vehicles overtaking internal combustion.
What the article and bar graph do NOT clearly address is the fact that all of the electrified vehicles mentioned, with the exception of battery-electric vehicles (and fuel cell vehicles), will require some type of internal combustion engine system for part of their power source for the foreseeable future, whether it be plug-in hybrid, hybrid or mild hybrid.
I would not bet the farm on the internal combustion engine giving up substantial ground to full battery-electrics. In my opinion, the ICE is not going to melt away.
DICK CHITTY, Ocala, Fla. The writer is a retired vice president at Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.