Week 7 of the Electric Road Trip took our reporters from Seattle to Los Angeles. Reporter David Ferris examined Seattle's struggle to bring curbside charging to city dwellers. In Portland, Ore., Ferris charged up on Electric Avenue before he glided through the redwoods of Northern California and on to San Francisco, where he met reporter David Iaconangelo. It seemed a no-brainer to hit the Tesla factory.
At a policy institute in Davis, Calif., experts talked about how hard it is for the state to meet an aggressive electric vehicle sales goal without more public engagement. And our reporters profiled a nonprofit electric car ride-sharing program in a rural farming community southwest of Fresno. From there, they headed to LA, where we begin the final leg of the road trip.