A famous group of doped up exercise freaks has been celebrating zero emissions cross country travel for well over a 100 years now. For much of modern history the participants have also enjoyed their own version of “Supercharging” along the way-- but supposedly the Tour de France organizers frown on their creativity. Despite assurances that it’s returned to sobriety (like, for reals this time) I can’t spur myself to care anymore post-Lance Armstrong. My own excursions on my 2 wheeled range extender are more modest and much shorter than traversing France. If I’m honest they are probably not free of emissions either as all sorts of vulgar grumblings tempt my lips on the steeper inclines. Among the hills of western Pennsylvania where our home is nestled, prudence suggests we start our trips from elsewhere... which nearly became a stumbling block to our Tesla purchase.