TO THE EDITOR:
If Lincoln and Cadillac create electric vehicles with styling and interiors that impress luxury buyers, they certainly can compete with Mercedes and Lexus (“New chance for American luxury,” Jamie Butters, autonews.com, Feb. 2).
Think of watches. Swiss watches were expensive and valued because of the intricate self-winding movements. When watches went electric, they all kept accurate time, so the rest of the watch determined the price point.
Expensive German cars were about the engine and transmission as well as luxury features. When all cars have an electric motor and no transmission, what’s left to distinguish one from the next? The competition will be based on styling, interiors, suspension, range and dealer amenities.
WADE DOUGLAS, Chillicothe, Ohio