Brian Kent is setting off on a 26,000-mile trip to drive through the 48 contiguous states and is planting a tree in each one. Along the way, he's stopping by a National Drive Electric Week celebration in Kentucky.
Many automakers have announced electric models with 200 miles or more range will arrive in their showrooms in the next couple years. Are any of these "Tesla beaters", or are they pretenders to the throne. Also, what's taken them so long to get with the battery-powered program?