TO THE EDITOR:
Regarding "Will anyone buy EVs?" (Automotive Views with Jason Stein, autonews.com, Nov. 15): I will simply pose two questions that may help put Jason Stein's thoughts into perspective.
First, when the internal-combustion engine was developed, a) How much was the initial investment? and b) How did the OEMs manage before the nation was fully covered by gasoline stations?
Second, is he saying that if OEMs stopped producing internal-combustion engines and only sold electric vehicles, people would stop buying vehicles?
The auto industry has a habit of leading rather than following, and electrification and alternative fuels may be one more example of this leadership.
STEPHEN POPIEL, Toronto, The writer works in market and consumer research, with a focus on the automotive sector.