TO THE EDITOR:
The automotive world is slowly coming to grips with the realization that it is selling batteries, not automobiles.
At present, there is no way to judge a battery’s condition or longevity, thereby putting into question the residual value of a used electric vehicle. It’s a guess at this point.
It used to be that when you drove a new car off the lot, you could refer to any number of qualified publications and/or auctions. No longer.
Not only are automakers making a big gamble on EVs, they are expecting consumers to do the same.
I am not among those who intend to buy a fancy battery.
PETER C. GRANATA, President, Granata Design, Bluffton, S.C.
Granata Design designs boats and off-road vehicles.