ANN ARBOR – One of the knocks on Electric Vehicles is they aren’t good for long road trips. Not true says Rachel Konrad, former Detroit Free Press auto writer, and now a California venture capitalist.

Rachel and her family drove from the San Francisco Bay area to New Mexico in a Tesla Model Y, 1,200 miles. They had to stop about a half dozen times to recharge, but she said it coincided with fuel, food and bathroom stops that would have been necessary driving a vehicle with an internal combustion engine.

She talks about her EV journey with husband, kids and dog named Molly in this video interview with MITech TV producer Mike Brennan. Disclaimer, Konrad and Brennan are both Detroit Free Press auto writers. Konrad also was Elon Musk’s public relations spokeswoman for three years.

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