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Forget range anxiety, this couple drove across the country in a Tesla

Sasha Lekach

Vivianna and Peter Van Deerlin became something of Tesla evangelists after buying a Model S in 2012. 

They loved the car, its message, and the community around it so much they started volunteering at a "boot camp" for new and prospective Tesla owners near their home in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. 

Later when they bought Tesla's newest Model 3, they decided to drive to Northern California to give the Tesla to their son. The couple, both 55 years old and physicians, would also be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. 

Their journey shows how electric vehicles are changing how we think about the "all-American road trip." The Van Deerlins traveled 3,180 miles without filling up at a gas station once. And they didn’t worry about running out of juice. Read more...

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