TO THE EDITOR:
My wife and I, at age 85, will soon buy our 19th and final car since 1955. We'll give our 2003 Honda Pilot with 60,000 miles on it to our daughter, as we have done with several other vehicles. We won't buy an electric car because half of our 18,000 annual miles are on the highway. Ninety percent of our daily trips are 10 to 40 miles.
With two cars at our primary residence and two at the second home 2,300 miles away, two electric cars would not be economical. We would need 400-mile highway range and 15-minute charging for less than $35,000, which won't be available during our lives.
Gasoline vehicles will be with us in the U.S. for decades.
JOSEPH J. NEFF, Indianapolis The writer, who is retired, was chief engineer for Cummins and Peterbilt Motors, and a vice president at bus builder Gillig Corp.