It looks like your life expectancy is a 83 or more, depending on your typical alcohol intake and whether there is any family history of heart problems. See Life Expectancy Calculator.
Tec wrote:PS - you are wrong about batteries and the tech is rapidly improving, with promise of very large improvements in the future.
Jolly good. I shall hold myself in readiness. As I am now 69, can I expect to meet these wonder batteries before my maker?
So we are talking about whether EV batteries will come good within the next 14 years. That seems a good bet to me, so I predict you will see widespread uptake of EV's based on batteries with suitable characteristics in your lifetime.
I have a £100 bet with my brother as to whether my niece (currently 15 but living in Washington) will learn to drive on an EV or an ICE car. It is surely purely a matter of paying her an appropriate bribe of around £50 which would make it worth her while to learn on an EV. Once she learns on an EV she will doubtless never want to drive a nasty smelly ICE car.
Wow! Tomorrow I will be 68. The life expectancy calculator says I should live to 96! That's great. Here are my relatives statistics.
Mother's father: 99
Mother's mother: 93
Father's father: 86
Father's mother: 83
My mother's side of the family has the longevity with her sister living to 100 (almost made it to 101).
Regrettably it is a life expectancy calculator with a .co.uk suffix in the URL. That means it is geared to people like Tec and I who live in the UK. Since there are significant variations in life expectancy between different nations then you should find one for the USA.
There does seem to be some good news for you. We are always being told that the current US generation is the first to have a lower life expectancy than its parents. Given your age of 68, presumably you are from the generation that has the peak life expectancy, but woe betide the youngsters.
In fact, within the USA there is a huge variation by state - 8 years between the best and the worst. Fortunately for you, Calfornia is one of the better ones.
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Assumptions: 1) E=1/2CV2. (Only dummies assume this). (I am one of these dummies).