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Cruising California in an electric car

Andrea Sachs takes a Nissan Leaf for a 420-mile road-trip adventure through Southern California.

 
 

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The Nissan Leaf charges up in the underground parking garage at the Ambrose Hotel in Santa Monica. In a pinch, you can power the new EVs with a 120-volt extension cord that's compatible with household outlets.


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Article | I probably looked suspicious as I cased the dark, empty building on the outskirts of Santa Barbara, the day barely awake. Locating my target near the front door, I opened the trunk of my car and removed an extension cord with a gas-pump-style handle on one end and a three-pronged plug on the othe...

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