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ELECTRIC VEHICLES GO THE DISTANCE WITH FAST CHARGING

Now that electric cars can go just as far as gasoline-powered models, the map opens up

BY REED MCMANUS
Senior editor, Sierra magazine

I'M DRIVING 550 MILES in three days, all by myself, mainly for the fun of it—and I'm not an environmental villain. Behind the wheel of a borrowed bright-red electric Tesla Model S, I click off the miles as I head south from the San Francisco Bay Area on Interstate 5 through California's San Joaquin Valley, feeling virtuous because my tailpipe spews no pollution.

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