TO THE EDITOR:
Regarding "Ex-California governor slams GM for backing Trump on tailpipe emissions," autonews.com, Oct. 29: The story behind the story is in Jerry Brown's quote: "The combustion car is going the way of the dodo bird. You have to get with it or get out of the way."
This can be translated to mean that all the early adopters who had an interest in buying an electric vehicle have been culled. Now, it is time to force the will of the few on the many, i.e., all those buyers who have no interest in buying an EV who will be forced by new laws to buy products they neither want nor need. The fact that EVs are still selling in minuscule numbers, relative to general auto sales, is proof the vast majority of buyers lack interest in a vehicle of limited range, long recharge time and often questionable quality (Tesla), not to mention often priced 30 to 150 percent more than the vehicle they are interested in buying.
Why can't this California charade be unveiled for what it is? It's time to let buyers determine what vehicle they want to buy, not the State of California!
JOSEPH SANNINO, Smithfield, N.C.