About a 5 1/2 hour drive from Phoenix, Los Angeles is one of the world's Alpha cities. An intermediate drive from Phoenix. Perfect for a long weekend or longer if you're touring the West Coast. The drive to Los Angeles passes through some incredible desert. Palm Springs is world renowned for its concentration of Mid-Century Modern architecture. Hit the US 60W to the I-10W, and stay on it until you hit the beach!
You have a great Supercharger network en route to LA from Phoenix.
In addition there are a number of other charging options:
Los Angeles has a ton of destination chargers available CLICK HERE to view them.
Take a boat over to Catalina Island, it's about 25 miles off of the coast: snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, casino, and beaches.
Temecula Valley is approximately 1 1/2 hours away and has about 40 vineyards to visit. Golf and balloon rides are also popular with visitors.