Re "Among electric vehicles, Tesla is the biggest star" (Our Region, Sept. 30): The retired CSUS professor interviewed at the Sacramento Plug-In Vehicle Day was deluded to think that the reason the rest of us aren't driving Teslas is because the word hasn't gotten out to us yet.
Actually it's because most people who live in the real world don't have $98,000 lying around to plunk down on a car that they won't see for two years.
Maybe if we weren't asked to subsidize public sector retirements at such extravagant levels, we could better afford the constantly rising cost of a CSUS education and have something left over to buy a lightly used Nissan Leaf or a Chevy Volt. Teslas are reserved for the one percent.
-- Everett Smart, Carmichael