California may be teetering on bankruptcy and drowning in red tape, but despite these calamities, the good weather and this Tesla-based Toyota prove that some things remain unique benefits for those who still haven't fled California's record-high unemployment in favor of Texas prosperity. I give the Toyota RAV4 Electric, made by Tesla, a superb 9 out of 10 rating. Nab one quickly before the 2,600 units are sold out.

At the time of submitting this article, the author was long TSLA and AAPL. Additional disclosure: Toyota provided airfare, lodging and meals to attend the engineering presentations and test drive of this car.

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