Electric Road Trip

Video blog, week 5: The western Plains

Week 5 of the Electric Road Trip is in our rearview mirror. We headed west out of Minneapolis, across the charging desert and flatlands of North Dakota, before landing in Billings, Mont. Snow dusted our electric Kia as we approached Big Sky Country.

In this video blog, reporter David Ferris shares his adventures in range anxiety with his colleague, Peter Behr. Our reporters call it "range terror." The range indicator starts flashing warnings, and the pace of travel slows to a crawl as fate and luck build to a crescendo. Tune in to find out whether David made it to his destination. Next week, Peter makes his way to Seattle.

Electric Road Trip

E&E News reporters take a 6,000-mile road trip in an electric vehicle to explore how the switch from gas to electric transportation will change the economy, environment and daily life of America.
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