The Tesla Model S is billed as an electric rocket ship with 300-mile range that doubles as a practical sedan. How's it stack up against those claims? Jim Motavalli takes it for a spin and reports back.
Hawaii has abundant sunshine, geothermal resources and strong winds to make sustainable energy. It also has expensive imported gas and a state mandate for electric cars. With the tourism industry on board and the universities doing their part, battery vehicles are hitting the roads.