With David Ferris and David Iaconangelo behind the wheel of a Tesla Model 3, the Electric Road Trip spent its final leg in and around Los Angeles. This corner of our 8,000-mile trip to explore how electric cars are affecting America took our reporters from LA's urban core to mud pots near the Salton Sea.
Southern California offered a wild blend of reporting. One day, we tested an electric car as part of a ride-share program touted by the city as a way to expand public access to electric transportation. The next day, we were off to a geothermal energy-rich desert region that's both a huge potential source of lithium for batteries and an artists enclave.