San Jose Mercury News reporter Dana Hull drives a Tesla Model S sedan past Lake Merritt in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Tesla Motors
San Jose Mercury News reporter Dana Hull drives a Tesla Model S sedan past Lake Merritt in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Tesla Motors loaned the car to Hull for a few days to test-drive. (Jane Tyska/San Jose Mercury News)