A Tesla Roadster gets a boost from a SolarCity charging station in SalinasPhoto courtesy SolarCityYou can't get more California greenin' than this. Peter Rive can charge up his Tesla Roadster electric sports car in his San Francisco garage with carbon-free electricity supplied by a solar array on his roof. Then, if he's in the mood for a road trip, he can drive to Los Angeles, stopping at a solar-powered charging station along the way to top off the battery. The free charging stations on the "solar highway" -- aka the 101 -- were recently installed by SolarCity, the Silicon Valley …
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Todd Woody is an environmental and technology journalist based in California who writes for The New York Times, Quartz, and other publications.
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