* The transfer of Air Resources Board Chairwoman Jananne Sharpless (Nov. 18) may be prompted by the oil and auto interests. However, the real enemy against clean air is us, the consumers. We are not willing to pay for electric cars. We are not satisfied with the technology that is available, and we are not willing to let electric vehicles cramp our lifestyle. In short, we are not ready and willing to jump on the electric vehicle bandwagon.
Legislators and regulators must now reconcile with this issue, either bowing to market pressure and adjusting the goal for mandatory electric vehicles, or bully-pulpiting the public to change their willingness to pay.